Lebanon

Responding to the crisis in Beirut

The explosion in Beirut has left more than 10,000 injured and over 250,000 displaced. Hospitals already stretched thin due to the economic crisis and COVID are full of patients. MedGlobal is on the ground with our partner organizations to provide medicine, medical supplies, and food. We are raising funds to support those injured by the blast.

Country Facts

MedGlobal's Response

LEBANON

MEDICAL MISSION, APRIL 2019

The most recent estimates indicate that there are nearly 1.5 million Syrian refugees in Lebanon. Of these Syrian refugees, 83% report having at least one family member who suffers from a chronic disease and nearly 2.5% report a need for mental healthcare.  MedGlobal has sent multiple medical teams to Lebanon in partnership with URDA and MAPS, to provide specialized surgical, cardiac and medical services in the Beqaa Valley and Arsal. Over 1500 patients were seen by our teams which included general medicine OB, pediatrics, interventional cardiology, and orthopedic surgery. We completed over 50 surgeries with 52 cardiac consultations and 22 procedures. Over $150,000 of medical equipment and supplies were donated.

Syrian Refugees in Lebanon

After 7 years of conflict due to the Syrian Civil war, the United Nations has identified 13.5 million Syrians requiring humanitarian assistance, more than 6 million which are internally displaced and around 5 million who are refugees outside of Syria. This has resulted in 1.5 MILLION Syrian Refugees living in Lebanon, amounting to more than a quarter of the population, the highest number of refugees per capita in the world.

The influx of Syrian Refugees in Lebanon has created a huge strain on the Lebanese economy resulting in a lack of resources to provide adequate health care, schooling and basic needs for Syrian Refugees.

Most Syrian Refugees in Lebanon live outside of camps in urban centers and informal shelters. These unsponsored shelters combined with the strain on the Lebanese economy makes it increasingly difficult for Syrian Refugees to have access to health care which is why we have partnered with with MultiAids Programs (MAPs) to provide free medical care for Syrian refugees in permanent, semi-permanent and mobile clinics primarily in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley.

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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