By Stacey Freeman - Director of Resource Development
With 80% of homes in southern Lebanon destroyed, hundreds of thousands of returnees may face their worst fears upon arriving home: that their house is no longer there, that friends and family have died, that they are now out of work and penniless. Any family would be terrified of this situation, and in Lebanon circumstances are even worse. Hospitals don't have supplies, roads and bridges have disappeared or been made impassable, water systems are down, and electricity still isn't on in all areas. This is not the sort of situation that is healed overnight because of a ceasefire.
IMC is working throughout Lebanon to provide medical aid, supplies (including basics like sheets and soap), and hospital equipment such as generators. Our team has assessed that there is still great need for medical care and psychosocial assistance among the Lebanese population. One-third of the 1,000+ people killed in Lebanon have been children, and over 500,000 children have been forced from their homes and are now exhibiting signs of mental distress including nightmares and nervousness.
IMC will continue to help the people of Lebanon recover their health, happiness, and livelihoods during the coming months. We welcome the continued donations that make our work possible.
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Project Leader: Gita Wenaweser
Resource Development Officer
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