According to WHO (December 13th 2020), the country has seen 145,245 cases and 1,190 deaths due to COVID-19 so far. Doctors Without Borders (MSF) works in two large refugee camps (Shatila and Burj Al Bragjneh) and in 14 other locations. COVID-19 activities in Lebanon continue and have been stepped up since the explosion in August.
In the video below, you can meet some of the brave people who carry out the life-saving activities on the ground:
According to MSF, the Foundation’s contribution corresponds to the cost of almost 2 months’ work across the country. The funding helped finance the following activities:
- 10.290 health promotion sessions
- 11 health facilities receiving COVID-19 technical, training or material support
- 2 health facilities with medical support for COVID-19 patients
- Over 100 disinfection-stations set up
- 6-20 intensive care units established/in progress at Bar Elias Hospital
Lebanon is the country in the world with the highest number of refugees per capita. It is also a very poor country with a high need for awareness-raising, medical assistance, protective equipment etc. to prevent a humanitarian disaster. MSF prevents spread of COVID-19 in Lebanon as a supplement to existing programmes.