Lebanon

Since the start of the war in Syria 10 years ago, the lives of Syrian people have been under threat. Back in 2011, the situation quickly shifted from localised protests to a full-scale war, leading to a devastating humanitarian situation that persists a decade later. In the course of 10 years, 12...

MSF psychologist Sara Tannouri looks back at the blast which devastated her home city of Beirut two months ago and its impact on people’s mental wellbeing, including her own. 

A week after the devastating blast that took place in Beirut on 4th August 2020, MSF is carrying out an emergency response to provide medical support to the people most impacted by the explosion. MSF’s activities cover three main areas of intervention: wound care for people still suffering from...
On 4 August 2020, a powerful blast ripped through the port warehouses near central Beirut in Lebanon, after highly explosive material that was being stored there ignited. More than a hundred people were killed and nearly 5,000 were injured. Two days later the death toll is still growing as more...
“We watch the news every day. The situation is depressing and sad,” says Hussein, a 60-year-old man, living in the Palestinian refugee camp of Burj Al-Barajneh, south of Beirut, Lebanon. “The number of people infected with COVID-19 is increasing and the number of people dying because of it is also...
MSF teams in Beirut, Lebanon carried out training for healthcare workers in the COVID-19 response on the use of personal protective equipment (PPE). © MSF
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has launched activities in Lebanon to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, aiming at increasing access to healthcare for vulnerable communities. Safeguarding regular medical programmes MSF intends to keep most of its regular medical programs running, while adapting them...
© Aurelie LACHANT/MSF
For many refugees from Syria, getting a roof over their heads and keeping their families fed is a massive struggle. On World Refugee Day, MSF warns that dire living conditions are affecting people's health. “After our house was destroyed in Syria eight months ago, we moved from one place to another...
New MSF survey shows half of refugees not receiving required medical care; Immediate steps must be taken to improve shelter and provide aid to new arrivals Syrians who have fled violent conflict at home to seek safety in Lebanon do not receive anywhere near adequate levels of humanitarian...
Lebanon has absorbed tens of thousands of refugees fleeing from the conflict in neighbouring Syria in recent months. Many are living in overcrowded conditions, suffering psychological distress, fearful for their safety and unable to afford medical care, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in a report...
As the crisis in Syria intensifies daily, the humanitarian needs – both in Syria and in surrounding countries – are increasing significantly. Many people have been killed and wounded and tens of thousands have fled their homes, leaving behind everything they own. Medical and humanitarian assistance...
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