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Health crisis in Lebanon - hospitals are bleeding!

The humanitarian situation in Lebanon is alarming. The once flourishing country stands on the precipice. The explosion in the port of Beirut on 04 August 2020 has once again massively accelerated the decline. With the delivery of medical supplies from Switzerland, the Rosary Hospital in Beirut can be helped.
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"Stop the Bleeding" - Lebanon is suffering! Corruption and mismanagement led to the collapse of the economy in recent years. The once thriving country is on the brink of the abyss. The explosion in the port of Beirut on 04 August 2020 has once again massively accelerated the decline. 218 people died, 7,000 were injured and 300,000 became homeless in one fell swoop. Large parts of the city's infrastructure were severely damaged, including several hospitals near the port. Inflation rose to 215% last April. According to Caritas Switzerland, poverty has increased even further as a result of the pandemic. Currently, 78 % of Lebanese live below the poverty line. Among those who have moved to Lebanon - refugees from Syria and Palestine as well as foreign workers - 89% live in extreme poverty. The people urgently need help!
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With the explosion in the port of Beirut, we (Helvetia Fair Health Association) decided to support the severely damaged "Hôpital des Soeur du Rosaire (Rosary Hospital)" with an emergency aid program. In direct contact with the hospital management we make sure that money and material gets into the right hands and does not get lost on the black market. Now we have been asked for help again. Material and medicine are either hardly available or no longer affordable. In addition, more and more employees (doctors, nurses, technical staff, administrative staff) are leaving the country because they can no longer support their families from their wages. Those left behind suffer all the more. With the help for a selected hospital we want to make a start.
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We collect money (from private individuals, foundations, companies, etc.) and unused but valuable material from hospitals and other health care facilities, check it for completeness, functionality and expiration date and send it by sea as emergency aid directly to the Rosary Hospital in Beirut. The Rosary Hospital notifies us of what is needed and ensures that the import is approved by the authorities. To date, we have already been able to send several loads of aid. The material was received with much gratitude at the Rosary Hospital.
Currently, due to restructuring, Affoltern Hospital is donating several pallets of high quality surgical material. In addition, oxygen concentrators from the nursing home Baar and FFP2 protective masks from the company Puag. With this crowdfunding campaign we want to cover the transport costs. As soon as the money is collected - we expect at the end of May - the material will be loaded onto the ship in Basel until it arrives in the port of Beirut in 6 - 8 weeks.
With this we can make a small contribution to stop the worst bleeding. In the longer term, we are striving to secure the hospital's operation with further targeted measures. The people in Lebanon deserve it!
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Helvetia Fair Health Association ( is a young Swiss NGO. Primarily founded with the aim of supporting young, talented people from the health sector in the Near and Middle East as well as Africa in order to give them a future and thus support the entire society.
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Katharina Hoff 1'000 CHF
Christian Hoenen 500 CHF
Roland Weiss 200 CHF
Anonymous 1'000 CHF
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Verena Hofstetter 50 CHF
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