The Popular Aid for Relief & Development (PARD) is an independent grassroots organization working on environmental health, medical services and on raising awareness and empowerment among the Palestinian and Lebanese communities. It was founded in 1985 under the name of “The Relief Agency” by a group of volunteers. It received official recognition under the name of Popular Aid for Relief and Development through notification number 44/AD in 23/4/1990.
The Popular Aid for Relief and Development (PARD) is currently working on local community empowerment, gender equality, human rights, local governance, reproductive health, environment, youth concerns, women concerns, and children education.
PARD operates a network of clinics: Sabra, Beirut (established 1986), a mobile clinic (1987) for the unregistered gatherings in South Lebanon, Wasta Clinic (July 1994), the Kfar Badda Clinic (2004), and Shabriha clinic. In February 2000, PARD opened a Women’s Health Center in Sabra for displaced Palestinian refugees.
PARD since 1987 implements activities to improve the environmental health conditions of displaced Palestinians, Shatila camp in Beirut and the population of the unregistered camps in the South. This program includes regular solid wastes collection, spraying of insecticides, scabies and lice control, water quality control, raising community awareness on health issues.