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Lebanon

The port explosion in Beirut in August 2020 left more than 10,000 injured. Hospitals were already stretched thin due to the economic crisis and COVID-19. MedGlobal is on the ground with our partner organizations to provide medicine, critically needed medical supplies, and health support.

Country Facts

MedGlobal's Response

Beirut Emergency Response

Following the August 2020 Explosion

The devastating Beirut port explosion on August 4 further exacerbated the political, economic, and humanitarian crises in Lebanon. In addition to our COVID-19 response focused on Syrian refugees in Bekaa, MedGlobal launched an emergency response in Beirut, which established a medical tent that provided care for affected individuals during the first month post-blast, when hospitals were most overwhelmed. MedGlobal also provided 4 local hospitals and 5 local primary health centers with critically needed supplies, equipment, and PPE to fill gaps following the surge in healthcare needs after the explosion. MedGlobal is proud to work with partners like United Hands Relief and Development, Amel Association, and Baitulmaal to provide critically needed health support, especially during this moment of crisis.

Syrian Refugee RESPONSE

There are over 1.5 million Syrian refugees living in Lebanon, amounting to more than a quarter of the population. Lebanon has the highest number of refugees per capita in the world.

In collaboration with our partner Multi Aid Programs (MAPs), MedGlobal has supported health facilities in Bekaa Valley which primarily serve Syrian refugees. Syrian refugees in Lebanon have limited access to healthcare, and are particularly vulnerable to the impact of freezing winters and the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2020, MedGlobal has also provided these facilities with over $12,000 of critically needed PPE and over 55,000 medications, so their health providers can continue to serve refugees and members of the local community.  

Mission brief

MedGlobal has conducted several medical missions in Lebanon, including both cardiology and surgical mission, to provide care to patients in the camp, clinic, and hospital settings. Additionally, medical missions have supported primary care screening at camps. Currently, there is a great need to provide care for patients requiring complex medical management. Upcoming missions will aim to close the gap in quality specialty care that is needed by providing consultations, diagnostic and treatment support for patients in greatest need. Medical missions will be deployed to Lebanon every 2 months, starting on November 2019. We will be sending groups of dedicated medical specialists and/or generalists with focus areas in non-communicable disease diagnosis and management.

MedGlobal has conducted several medical missions in Lebanon, including both cardiology and surgical mission, to provide care to patients in the camp, clinic, and hospital settings. Additionally, medical missions have supported primary care screening at camps. Currently, there is a great need to provide care for patients requiring complex medical management. Upcoming missions will aim to close the gap in quality specialty care that is needed by providing consultations, diagnostic and treatment support for patients in greatest need. Medical missions will be deployed to Lebanon every 2 months, starting on November 2019. We will be sending groups of dedicated medical specialists and/or generalists with focus areas in non-communicable disease diagnosis and management.

Your Help Is Needed!

In early January, Storm Norma hit Lebanon bringing havoc and challenging conditions to Syrian refugees living in make-shift rural camps.

Many people lost their lives and over 150 refugee sites were heavily affected.

MedGlobal is on the ground providing winter kits to help keep refugees safe.

Our kits provide heating fuel, blankets, hand warmers, coats, hats, boots, socks, gloves and other materials that will provide some warmth.

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