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Category: Lebanon

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Public Health Disaster in Syria

Syria facing ‘medical disaster’ as eradicated diseases return


PARIS // Syria is facing a “medical and humanitarian disaster” after nearly four years of war have gutted the country’s health care system, leading to a return of eradicated diseases, a group of Syrian doctors said in Paris on Monday.

A lack of doctors, supplies and drugs have plunged the country back into the medical dark ages, with polio and scabies back with a vengeance as many children are no longer vaccinated, while the majority of births take place at home.

“The situation is unbearable, catastrophic and many in Syria no longer have access to medical care,” said Oubaida Al Moufti, a French-Syrian doctor and member of the Union of Syrian Medical Relief Organisations (UOSSM).

He was speaking to journalists late on Monday at the foreign ministry in Paris which lends support to the organisation. (continued)

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U.N. Cuts Food Aid to Refugees From Syria

More on the unprecedented and disastrous cuts to the World Food Program. Please help by donating $31 to our food drive. For $31 we can provide a package of food basics for a family that will last a month. 


GENEVA — Facing what it described as a severe cash shortfall, the United Nations food aid organization said on Monday that it had been forced to suspend a voucher program that was helping to feed 1.7 million Syrian refugees in neighboring countries.

The suspension by the organization, the World Food Program, was one of the most drastic cutbacks ever by an emergency relief provider in the nearly four-year-old Syrian crisis, raising the prospect of widespread hunger at the onset of winter.

The cutback in aid will affect refugees in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey who receive voucher cards from the program, which work like debit cards so users can buy food in local shops. The same mechanism also provides an economic lifeline to communities struggling to cope with the influx of Syrian refugees that has swelled since the conflict began in 2011.

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Quick run-down/first day stats

Here are the numbers from the first day of the current medical mission. We will have more reports shortly.

Team split between 2 buildings:

1 team saw 520 patients, mostly Syrians, and a few Palestinians

The other team was dental and psych/mental health and saw 130 dental patients and 40 psych. Most patients in this group were Palestinian and a few Syrians.

Total patients seen first day: 690


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Aid going to refugees crossing in to Lebanon

SCM is supporting International Humanitarian Relief (IHR), an organization that is helping the Syrian refugees in Lebanon.  IHR Is working very hard around the clock in order to help the unfortunate displaced Syrians in the border town of Arsal, Lebanon.

Salaam Cultural Museum is trying to help and support their efforts as well as other humanitarian organizations in the absence of the UN workforce. Yesterday from 11 pm to 3:30 am IHR and medical teams responded to SOS distress calls from over 1500 Syrians in a convoy at the Lebanese-Syrian border, in the open without food, medicine, or shelter. IHR workers said IT FELT LIKE A BIBLICAL EXODUS .

Medicine . Food . First aid care and medical services were provided in a make shift clinics. Mostly kids, women and the elderly, suffering from dehydration, shock, trauma, GI issues, and respiratory problems.

SCM will continue to help IHR as much as we can, the need at the border in Lebanon is getting bigger and bigger, so we will do what we can. Please click here to contribute to SCM to help International Humanitarian Relief.

Thank you.



Syrian mother’s agony: why I made my teenage daughter become a child bride

Shedding light on the motivations behind the epidemic of Syrian child brides, this article is heartbreaking but also gives you a glimpse of what the families are going through that bring them to make such a decision for their daughters.  Click here or on the image below to read the entire story.