LEBANON IS IN CRISIS

THE SAD FACTS FROM LEBANON:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In just the last two years approximately 78% of the Lebanese population has fallen into poverty.

Line for food aid in Lebanon
Line for food aid in Lebanon.

The currency has fallen by more than 90%.

Food prices have increased by 557% since late 2019 according to the World Food Programme.

Fuel shortages are causing chaos and violence. Essential services like hospitals and bakeries are being forced to cut services or close completely.

Fuel shortages are causing essential institutions including hospitals and bakeries to cut services drastically.

Mercy-USA nurse in Lebanon
Prescription medicines are in severe short supply in Lebanon

Vital medicines are in short supply or just completely unavailable. When life sustaining prescription medicines for diabetes, high blood pressure and other chronic diseases are not available, people die.

 

 

What does this mean for the poor and Syrian Refugees in Lebanon?

There are over 850,000 registered Syrian refugees, however the United Nations estimates there are approximately 1.5 million Syrians living in Lebanon, meaning that hundreds of thousands are not able to work legally or access services and are vulnerable to exploitation, detention or deportation.

Syrian refugee home in Lebanon
More than half a million Syrian refugees in Lebanon are undocumented and can’t access limited government services. They live in extreme poverty.

It’s reported that about 90% of Syrian refugee households live in extreme poverty. According to the United Nations, Syrian refugee families are surviving on about $36 USD a month and this number is shrinking with each day that passes.
Mercy-USA is providing free life-saving healthcare and nutrition support in Lebanon. We need your help.

 

 

 

 

Um Ayman’s Family Story

Umm Ayman and her youngest in her tent home in Lebanon completes a health survey.

Mercy-USA is providing free healthcare and nutrition support to extremely poor families like that of Umm Ayman. She has 4 children with another on the way. The family lives in a substandard tent home that leaks rain and mud each winter and her husband who suffers from kidney disease struggles to find enough work to cover their basic needs.
Umm Ayman has not had prenatal care for her unborn baby and the rest of her children are on the brink of malnutrition. “I know I should be getting prenatal check-ups for my baby, but we can’t afford it.”
Now, Mercy-USA community health workers will visit her and her children in her tent home to check on them and provide free healthcare and nutrition support.
We need your help to reach thousands of Lebanese and Syrian refugee families just like Um Ayman’s.


We can stop malnutrition before it starts if you will help us. Please donate today!