Lebanon

Ongoing Mission

Country Facts

  • Due to civil conflict 1.5 MILLION Syrian Refugees currently live in Lebanon, more than a quarter of the population, the highest number of refugees per capita in the world
  • Syrian refugees in Lebanon live outside of camps in urban centers and informal shelters with limited access to resource or aid
  • 76% of refugee households are living below this level, on less than US$3.84 per day
  • Round 175,000 Palestinian refugees currently live in Lebanon

MedGlobal's Response

  • Supporting refugee clinic treating 3,000 refugees/month
  • Performed 40 advanced Cardiac procedures in 2018
  • Partnering with 2 local NGOs
  • Partnering with AUB
  • 624 Volunteer Hours in 2018

Syrian Refugees in Lebanon

After 7 years of conflict due to the Syrian Civil war the United Nations have 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 URDA, Union of Relief and Development Associations, to provide free medical care for Syrian refugees in permanent, semi-permanent and mobile clinics primarily in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley.

Lebanon Missions 2019

Surgical Mission
In April 2019 we are returning to Lebanon to conduct a Surgical Mission in Arsal and the Beqaa Valley in partnership with URDA. The aim of this mission is to provide much needed Surgeries to the underserved Syrian and Palestinian Refugees who are unable to access Healthcare.

Medical Mission
In April 2019 we will be sending a Medical Mission to Lebanon alongside our local partner URDA. We will be working in Arsal and the Beqaa Valley to provide Medical Clinics to Syrian Refugees who are unable to access Healthcare. We will also be running Medical Clinics at the Medical Village we support in the Beqaa Valley, working alongside Syrian and Lebanese people to service the community.

Cardiology Mission
In April 2019 we will be sending a Cardiology team to Lebanon working in several areas to provide care to Syrian and Palestinian Refugees. We will be partnering with AUBMC Hospital and our local partner ACA to carry out procedures in multiple locations across Lebanon.

Volunteer

Specialties Needed:
Paediatrics
Neurology
Internal Medicine
Emergency
Dermatology
Interventional
Nephrologist
Mental Health
Nurses
OB-GYN General & Family Practitioners

Time Commitment:
1 week minimum

Dates: 5-13th April 2019
urgent

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

Medglobal in Lebanon

We are able to serve and support communities because of the support from our partners