Health  Lebanon Project #1498

Medical relief for 150,000 Lebanese civilians

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IMC is working in Lebanon and Syria to provide lifesaving medical care, including mental health care, to innocent victims of the fighting in the Middle East.

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Since the start of fighting, over 400 Lebanese civilians have been killed, while an estimated 800,000 have either had their homes destroyed or been forced to flee. Most people IMC is treating are women and young children; many seniors also are ill or injured, or have lost the prescription drugs they need to stay alive. IMC has treated an 8-year-old American boy who was shot in the face as his family fled and a 14-year-old girl who saw her little sister die before nearly losing her own life.


IMC is operating mobile clinics to treat fleeing civilians, delivering emergency medical supplies to hospitals in Lebanon (shipments of supplies have been cut-off and roads have been bombed), and working to improve sanitation in unhealthy conditions.

Long-Term Impact

All of IMC’s work includes training and capacity-building so that local populations can begin to care for themselves. IMC plans to remain in Lebanon even after a ceasefire to help people who have lost everything cope with grief and rebuild their live

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


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Organization Information

International Medical Corps

Location: Los Angeles, CA - USA
Website: https:/​/​​
Project Leader:
Gita Wenaweser
Resource Development Officer
Santa Monica, California United States

Funded Project!

Thanks to 15 donors like you, a total of $690 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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