Due to the extreme shortage of medical supplies, people are requesting travelers arriving in Lebanon to bring medical supplies for the victims of the Akkar explosion.
Calls for urgent help are seen all over social media asking anyone coming to Lebanon to bring much-needed supplies that are used to treat severe burns.
Lebanese hospitals have been suffering from a shortage of all kinds of supplies for a long time amidst the ongoing economic crisis. They are not fully prepared to treat the victims of Akkar’s explosion that happened at 2 AM early on Sunday and which left 28 people dead.
Lebanon does not have a lot of hospitals to treat burns. Other than Geitaoui Hospital in Beirut, it is rare to find such a one, especially in impoverished regions of North Lebanon.
Turkey had constructed a hospital specialized for treating first and second-degree burns in Saida but it was never opened due to political reasons.
Geitaoui Hospital is asking for donations. If you or anyone you know can donate medical supplies, it would greatly help in treating the victims.