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Syrians in Lebanon struggle to access healthcare amid fear of deportations

Syrian refugees in Lebanon are finding it increasingly difficult to access vital medical services due to reports of forced deportation and restrictions on their freedom of movement. Teams from Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and their partners have heard...

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Migrant workers in Lebanon: healthcare under the Kafala system

In 2020, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) opened a clinic in Beirut providing migrant domestic workers with free-of-charge health consultations and specialist mental health support. Three years later, MSF teams continue to see the impact of the Kafala system...

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Lebanon: Healthcare system in Lebanon disintegrates as political vacuum persists

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....

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Lebanon: Overlapping crises in Lebanon increase needs and worsen access to care

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...

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Lebanon: “I needed to make myself useful to overcome the panic”

MSF psychologist Sara Tannouri looks back at the blast that devastated her home city of Beirut, Lebanon two months ago and its impact on people’s mental wellbeing, including her own.   4 August 2020 at 6.08 pm. I was just about to...

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Lebanon: “The explosion did not distinguish between its victims and neither should the aid response”

On 4 August 2020, a massive explosion caused by chemicals stored in a warehouse at the port in Beirut, Lebanon, left widespread destruction throughout the city, with thousands of people homeless. Teams from Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) have been providing assistance. ...

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Lebanon: MSF provides medical and mental health support to Beirut’s most affected communities

A week after the devastating blast that took place in Beirut, Lebanon on 4th August 2020, 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...

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Lebanon: MSF supporting Beirut’s health services in wake of massive blast

On 4 August 2020, a powerful blast ripped through the port warehouses near central Beirut in Lebanon, after highly explosive material that was being stored there ignited. Over 100 people have been killed and nearly 5,000 thousand injured. Teams from Doctors...

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