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Field News | June 4, 2013
The war in Syria and an influx of refugees flowing into Tripoli have created a host of health needs and exacerbated complex and often violent communal dynamics in Lebanon's second-largest city.
Field News | May 20, 2013
Press Coverage | March 18, 2013
MSF's Fabio Forgione describes the humanitarian crisis facing the approximately 400,000 Syrian refugees in Lebanon, with many more arriving daily.
Press Coverage | February 15, 2013
MSF is calling attention to the lack of basic assistance for Syrian refugees in Lebanon, including shelter and medical care.
Press Coverage | February 8, 2013
MSF warns that a lack of shelter and medical care is threatening the health of Syrian refugees in Lebanon, who now number more than 260,000.
Press Coverage | February 7, 2013
MSF is calling for the Lebanese government and the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees to speed up the process for registering Syrian refugees and providing for their basic needs.
Press Release | February 6, 2013
A new MSF survey shows half of refugees not receiving required medical care; immediate steps must be taken to improve shelter and provide aid to new arrivals.
Special Report | February 6, 2013
This report specifically focuses on MSF’s work with Syrian refugees and other displaced populations in Lebanon, where MSF teams are providing urgent assistance and free-of-charge medical care among people now sheltering in Tripoli and in various locations of the Bekaa Valley.
Alert Article | November 13, 2012
MSF has expanded its operations in Lebanon and Jordan to provide care to Syrian patients.
Press Release | September 7, 2012
Syrian refugees in Lebanon are living in overcrowded conditions, fearful for their safety and unable to afford medical care.
Special Report | September 7, 2012
As the crisis in Syria intensifies daily, with thousands continuing to flee to neighboring countries to search for safety, humanitarian needs inside and outside the country are escalating rapidly.
Field News | August 14, 2012
As the crisis in Syria continues to intensify, the humanitarian needs in Syria and in surrounding countries are increasing significantly.
Voice from the Field | June 21, 2012
MSF is expanding its activities in Lebanon for Syrian people seeking shelter and medical care.
Field News | February 7, 2012
MSF has opened a new project in northern Lebanon following the arrival of 4,500 Syrians fleeing unrest in their country.
Field News | February 24, 2011
Over the past two years, MSF has provided more than 8,000 mental health consultations to Palestinian refugees living in Lebanon's Burj el-Barajneh camp.
Field News | October 20, 2010
On World Mental Health Day, MSF organized a theatrical performance in the Palestinian refugee camp of Burj el-Barajneh and an art exhibition in its Community Mental Health Center outside the camp.
Field News | November 9, 2009
After the 2006 Israel-Hezbollah War, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) was alerted to the gap in the provision of mental health care in Lebanon. After conducting an assessment, MSF launched a mental health project on the outskirts of Beirut in December 2008 to provide care to communities that generally consider mental health a private matter with a heavy social stigma.
Field News | August 30, 2006
The first Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) team entered Lebanon on July 20, one week after the beginning of the conflict. The team rapidly grew, and a few weeks into the conflict 37 international and 63 national staff were working in Lebanon and Syria in nine areas: Beirut, Saïda (Sidon), Sour (Tyre), Jezzine, Nabatiye, West Bekaa, Aley, Baalbek, and Damascus.
Field News | August 15, 2006
A month after the beginning of the war, a ceasefire returned a measure of calm to Israel and Lebanon. In the preceding days, heavy fighting and bombardments had made it extremely difficult for Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) to reach people in many areas of Lebanon, especially in the south and in the eastern Bekaa valley.
Field News | August 12, 2006
n the southern towns of Lebanon that have been cut of from the outside world, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is delivering emergency medical supplies to hospitals full of wounded and to tens of thousands of people who are seeking refuge from the war.
Field News | August 11, 2006
Escalating violence is making it extremely difficult for the 35 international and 47 national staff of MSF to reach people in large areas of Lebanon, especially in the south and in the eastern Bekaa valley. Thousands of people are still trapped in villages in the south of the country, while more hospitals are running out of food, fuel, and medical supplies.
Press Release | August 10, 2006
Beirut, August 10, 2006 — The escalating violence in Lebanon means that humanitarian assistance is unable to reach people in large areas of the country. Roads have been cut off, basic necessities are running out, and people are terrified of leaving their homes. Despite this, the international humanitarian aid organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) will continue to use every possible avenue to provide life-saving medical assistance to those in need.
Field News | August 8, 2006
In southern Lebanon on August 7, a Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) convoy transporting emergency medical supplies and fuel remained stuck north of the Litani River after an air strike destroyed the last bridge where crossing was possible. "The bombing of the Qasmiyeh crossing is yet another major blow in our endeavor to provide desperately needed supplies to hard-hit populations in southern Lebanon" said Christopher Stokes, MSF coordinator in Lebanon.
Field News | August 8, 2006
In the south of Lebanon, the last bridge over the Litani River, the Qasmiyeh crossing, has been destroyed by an air strike, making it impossible to reach the south by truck. On August 7, a three-truck MSF convoy transporting medical aid and fuel remained stuck on the northern bank and four tons of supplies had to be carried by hand across the river and loaded onto vehicles on the other side.
Field News | August 3, 2006
In the south of Lebanon, MSF teams visited the area close to the Israeli border on July 31st and August 1st. They supplied drugs to medical staff in Bint Jbail and Aaitaroun and provided medical consultations in Tebnine, a transit hub for people fleeing the region. MSF also helped evacuate people who had been trapped in Aaitaroun, a heavily bombed village close to the border.
Field News | August 2, 2006
Greenpeace has offered Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) the use of its Rainbow Warrior ship for transporting much-needed supplies to Lebanon. The vessel was already in the Mediterranean Sea and has now docked in Larnaca, Cyprus for loading medical supplies.
Field News | August 1, 2006
When the MSF mobile medical team set off from Sour (Tyre) in the morning, the plan was to reach Rmaish, a town south of Bint Jbail. This Tuesday meant the last 24 hours of a suspension of air strikes declared on Sunday night.
Field News | July 31, 2006
Contrary to what is suggested by announcements of a humanitarian corridor in Lebanon, aid workers have no real access to the people most in need, and those who want to flee the affected region or seek help have no guarantees that they can do so safely.
Field News | July 28, 2006
Access to the south of Lebanon remains difficult because of shelling and bombardments, which have destroyed roads and buildings. Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) sent three vans carrying drugs from Beirut to Tyre on July 26 and an MSF surgeon and medical team are now working in the town. More medical and surgical equipment is needed, as well as food.
Field News | July 25, 2006
MSF Director of Operations, Christopher Stokes, describes over the phone from Beirut what he has seen traveling to the south of Lebanon and back.
Field News | July 25, 2006
Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) medical teams are on the ground in Lebanon and Syria, both assessing the situation and providing assistance to victims of the conflict. There are reports of hundreds of wounded and, so far, more than 300 people killed. The Lebanese authorities estimate that more than 500,000 people have fled their homes.
Press Release | December 16, 1999
Field News | September 28, 1998