Project Country: Lebanon

Emergency aid for war victims in Lebanon

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.

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Project Information

Time frame:  Aug. 2006 - Okt. 2006

Type of Assistance: Medical Emergency and Catastrophe ReliefRelief Supply Distribution

How humedica helps:  Basismedizinische Versorgung, Verteilung von Hygieneartikeln, Verteilung von Lebensmitteln

Project Partners:  Operation Blessing, Auswärtiges Amt der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, action medeor, Children For A Better World e.V., Generation With A Message (GWAM)

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