Emergency aid for war victims in Lebanon
Time frame: Aug. 2006 - Okt. 2006
In mid-2006, more than half a million people had fled the south of Lebanon because of the armed conflicts between Israel and the radical Islamic Hezbollah raging in this area.
When the ceasefire came into force, the refugees had to return to their devastated home region.
Most of them had lost their houses and everything they once possessed. Food was no longer available and people lacked the most basic necessities. On top of that, relief agencies warned that epidemics might break out due to the desperate sanitary conditions prevailing in the affected areas.
In order to assist people in their hopeless situation, the humedica medical team came to their aid with mobile clinics. In several villages in the district of Marjoun as well as in refugee camps around Beirut, up to 15 humedica volunteers at a time provided basic medical care to numerous patients with chronic diseases or injuries.
In cooperation with our partner organisation, we were also able to set up urgently needed water tanks for the population and thus restore the region’s drinking water supply.
Moreover, ten thousands of people living in several devastated villages received food parcels and sanitary products delivered by humedica to alleviate their greatest need in a time of crisis and bring some hope back to them.
Articles about our work for this project
humedica versorgt Flüchtlingslager um Beirut2006/11/10humedica ist weiterhin mit zwei Ärzteteams im Libanon tätig. Der Würzburger Mediziner Dr. Ludger Blecher und die Kranken-schwester Alexandra Peetz (Münc...read more
humedica weiterhin im Libanon tätig2006/11/10Die beiden humedica-Ärzteteams haben inzwischen Beirut verlassen und versorgen nun die Bewohner mehrerer Dörfer in der Umgebung von Tyros, die unmittelbar...read more
Kurzbesuch von Bundesaußenminister Steinmeier im Libanon2006/11/10Wolfgang Groß (humedica-Geschäftsführer) trifft Bundesaußenminister Steinmeier in Beirut.read more
Erste Hilfe ohne wenn und aber!2006/11/10Als Dr. Juan Eduardo Herrera am 28. Juli die dringende Anfrage von humedica-Geschäftsführer Wolfgang Gross erhielt, sich einem ersten Einsatzteam zur Vers...read more
100.000 Families on the Run2006/11/10Since the beginning of the conflict between Israel and the Hezbollah, more than half a million people have had to leave their homes in southern Lebanon.read more