Thousands of refugees from Syria live in the valley of Bekaa, close to the Syrian border, in makeshift shelters. humedica is active in providing medical aid and distributing food. Photo: humedica/Daria Napierai
After clashes: Situation tense but under control
The news about violent demonstrations in Lebanon’s capital, Beirut, after a bomb attack last Friday provoked action in the humedica headquarters in the Bavarian town of Kaufbeuren as well, since we have people working there.
After intense talks and consultations with local partners, the organisation decided that their aid workers should remain in the country as planned, for the time being. Help is still urgently needed.
“Of course the safety of our workers is given top priority” is unmistakably made clear by humedica managing director Wolfgang Groß. „After talks with our experienced partners in Beirut we have reached the decision to continue our help for the time being.”
Facing the unpredictability of the development of Lebanon’s domestic policy, humedica at the same time took all necessary measures to protect their staff and to make a quick evacuation possible in the case of emergency.
“Our help in the valley of Bekaa is urgently needed, these people are dependent on our support”, says Wolfgang Groß and affirms the necessity of their presence in this region. “Especially the access to medical care is a big problem for the people affected by refugee scenarios.”
At present, this special kind of help is being given by the doctors Hanna Bonnyai (Margetshöchheim) and Dr. Renate Papke (Braunschweig) as well as nurse Rebekka Bodemer (Hurlach). Their work will be taken over by new volunteers in the coming days.
We try, with all the means entrusted to us, to bring hope to the people in this seemingly hopeless situation. Bring hope to the people in Lebanon. Please help us, with a donation for Lebanon, so that this concern can lead to practical deeds of help. Thank you!
humedica e. V.
Reference "Syrian Refugees"
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Bank Code 734 500 00
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