ALMA (Australian Lebanese Medical Association) is on FIRE
The prolonged economic depression is just one of the mutually reinforcing crises in Lebanon, which is reeling from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the aftermath of the massive August 2020 Beirut Port explosions, as well as persistent political instability.
This week a zoom meeting took place with General Halabi, Major Raffoul, the Head of the order of physicians in north Lebanon and and 5 hospitals receiving medical equipment donations from ALMA.
Furthermore there is a catastrophic shortage of medications in Lebanon. ALMA has assisted in sending over 7 tonnes of medications to individual families or targeted hospitals/medical centers throughout Lebanon over the last 7 months and they are continuing to do so.
The medications are purchased at wholesale price, sent by plane, are cleared by the Lebanese Army and then transported to their destination.Specifics of the multiple recipients are available.
More than ever Lebanon is now in desperate need of medications which are in short supply and with government subsidies no longer to be provided.
ILMA is really grateful for all the hard work that ALMA assists with. We hope that their glow will continue to shine on the hard-hit Lebanese people.
Would you like to help the Lebanese by donating money / medical equipment? Don't hesitate to contact us through our contact form.