Since then, MSF has been organizing additional donations of medical supplies to support those tending to the high number of injured and is assessing whether it can set up a mobile team to support the existing medical and civil society services providing care. There are an overwhelming number of people with superficial injuries who are still struggling to access treatment.
MSF teams are continuing to assess the needs of hospitals and emergencies services and are seeking further opportunities to provide support to the medical system in Lebanon in collaboration with the Ministry of Public Health and others health actors. We are also looking at the needs in communities living in neglected areas of Beirut.
Additionally, mental health is a key pillar of MSF’s intervention in Lebanon, and the team is being equipped to provide psychological support to those who need it in the city. MSF’s Bar Elias hospital, in the Beqaa Valley, is also being prepared if needed to welcome patients in need of post-surgical care. "We are continuing to identify additional ways we can help the people of Lebanon in the wake of this tragedy", says Whittall.