Operation Brief

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.

IMPORTANT FACTS

1.5 MILLION Syrian Refugees living in Lebanon

1500 refugee children profiled to diagnose pediatric diseases

¼ of Lebanon’s total population is made up of Syrian Refugees

MedGlobal in Lebanon

In early November MedGlobal is deploying a Mission to Bo to provide,

  • Primary Care
  • Women & Children healthcare
  • Disease Diagnosis & Treatment

OUR PARTNERS

Past Volunteer Missions

The first mission occurred in early October 2018 as a data collection and needs assessment on children with congenital and non-congenital diseases in the ARSAL camp. The team profiled approximately 1500 refugee children under 12 years of age to diagnose pediatric diseases and congenital malformations with the end goal of being able to provide care.

The second mission in Lebanon occurred September 28 – October 5 in Mazboud, Mount Lebanon. In partnership with the ACA (The Awareness and Consolation Association) and the Iklim Health Foundation Central Hospital, a team of Chicago-based volunteers provided cardiac care to Syrian refugees and underserved Lebanese people. The goal of this mission was to treat between 40-50 patients and provide a years worth of medication to those who have received a coronary stent.

MedGlobal needs your continued support to help provide high quality medical care for the most underserved communities around the world. Your donations will plant a smile on a child, relieve the pain of a woman, reduce the stress of an elder, and help support those who have already suffered so much to breathe a little easier.