Skip to main content

You are here

Lebanon: crisis on top of crisis

Mohamad Kasseem, also known as Dr Mo, is a Lebanese gynaecologist working in the Médecins Sans Frontières maternity clinic in Beirut. He loves his job. Working for Médecins Sans Frontières has been his big dream.

Now he is the only one in his family who has a steady income. The explosion in the port of Beirut in August 2020 destroyed his home. Fortunately, no one in his family was injured. Still, he is concerned about their safety.

He is also very concerned about current events in the health sector in Lebanon. Salaries for health workers have dropped dramatically and many healthcare workers are trying to leave the country to find work elsewhere. Since the Lebanese medical education is very highly regarded internationally, many are welcomed with open arms. Mohamad doesn't even want to think about what that would mean for patients in Lebanon.

His work continues to give him strength. The strength of the patients while giving birth under difficult conditions and the joy when a child is born motivate him every day anew.

Thank you for helping people like Mohamad continue to provide relief during times of crisis.

Please Give Today

Currency is in Australian Dollars
Currency is in Australian Dollars
Phone *
Visa icon
Mastercard icon
American Express icon
Diners Club icon
Expiry *
This debit will be made through the Bulk Electronic Clearing System (BECS) from your nominated account and will be subject to the terms and conditions of the Direct Debit Request Service Agreement
I have read and agree to the terms set out within the Service Agreement. I authorise Médecins Sans Frontières Australia User ID 121896 to debit my nominated account

Personal information is collected to process donations, issue tax receipts and send updates. We may also use limited types of personal information for data analytics and profiling purposes. Please contact us if you wish to limit the use of your personal information or to stop receiving direct marketing material. Our privacy policy is available at and contains information on how you can access or correct your personal information, who we disclose your personal information to (including overseas recipients) and how you can lodge a complaint. All donations are directed to where the medical need is greatest. Thank you. Médecins Sans Frontières Australia Ltd ABN 74 068 758 654.