To combat the horrific shortage or complete absence of medicine in Lebanon, Lebanese expats have taken individual decisions to collect medicine donations in their cities and send them to the people in Lebanon.
They are using social media platforms to exchange the necessary information. Instagram, Twitter, and Reddit are just some of the platforms they are using.
During this crisis, it has become a custom for people to fill their luggage with medicine rather than clothes when coming to Lebanon.
The supply of medicine is rapidly depleting in the country, and it is reaching dangerously low levels of availability. Some life-critical meds are also unavailable in the country, including cancer medications.
Just last week, in response to the Akkar’s explosion, calls for meds swarmed social media, urging the Lebanese expats coming to Lebanon to bring meds for burns.
But Lebanon has been suffering from meds scarcity even before then. Serums, anesthesia, cancer treatment, are just some of them, and even some too many basic meds.