Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is contributing to the national vaccination campaign against cholera launched by the Lebanese Ministry of Public Health’s by vaccinating people in Arsal, Akkar, Tripoli and Baalbak – Hermel in the north and northeast of Lebanon where most cholera cases are registered in the country. 600,000 cholera vaccine doses received by […]
Lebanon’s crisis exacerbates the hardships of a neglected community.
Dwindling supplies of fuel and medicine mean that Lebanon’s healthcare system is rapidly disintegrating as the country – which has been without a government for a year now – grapples with one of the worst economic crises in the world. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams are directly experiencing the consequences of the system’s […]
MSF started vaccinating elderly people and medical personnel in nursing homes against COVID-19 in March 2021.
Since late 2019, Lebanon has been grappling with its worst economic crisis in decades, social unrest and political turmoil. On top of that, and following the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic at the start of 2020, a major explosion tore through the capital, Beirut, in August. These overlapping crises have exacerbated people’s vulnerability and pushed […]
Two in three people seeking mental health support from MSF have symptoms of anxiety and depression.
An interview with Jonathan Whittall, former MSF emergency coordinator in Beirut and director of MSF’s Analysis Department.
A week after the devastating blast that took place in Beirut on August 4, 2020, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (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 injuries, continuity […]
MSF has launched activities in Lebanon to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, aiming at increasing access to healthcare for vulnerable communities.
Recent protests in Lebanon have highlighted the growing economic challenges faced by people across the country. Although the situation has worsened considerably over recent months, these challenges have been felt for years by different sections of Lebanese society. Getting hold of affordable medical care, for instance, has long been a particular problem for vulnerable people […]