Lebanon Crisis: Health Cluster Bulletin No. 23, 04 Jul 2007 (Lebanon)

The Lebanon Crisis Health Cluster Bulletin aims to give an overview of the health activities conducted by the health cluster partners in relation to the latest Lebanon conflict as well as the crisis in the Palestinian camps. It compiles health information received from the different organizations working in the most affected areas.


The Health Cluster Bulletin will be issued every Wednesday.
- No outbreak was reported through the Early Warning and Response system (EWARS).
- One New landmines/UXOs/cluster bombs' casualty was registered last week as per the National Demining Office (NDO) and UNDP Mine action report.
Nahr El-Bared Crisis
- The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) is leading the Humanitarian and Relief interventions in response to the Nahr El-Bared Crisis.
Situation Overview
- According to the National Demining Office (NDO) and UNDP Mine action, one new casualty was registered during the last week, bringing the total number of military and civilian casualty figures due to landmines/UXOs/cluster bombs to 241.
Nahr El-Bared Crisis
- Two refugees were killed and 33 injured during the demonstration that occurred on Friday 29 June inside Beddawi Camp and expanded later on to the main road leading to Beddawi town.
- According to UNRWA, reports from Beddawi and Mina clinics as well as the mobile clinic showed no changes in the incidence of communicable diseases.
- The International Committee for Red Cross (ICRC) as well as the Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) were unable to evacuate the wounded from the Nahr El Bared camp and to supply the camp's remaining residents with medications, food and water.
- A plan of the first phase (72-96 hours) of entry to Nahr El-Bared camp was discussed with the various partners and responsibilities were allocated.
- As of July 2, 2007, UNRWA reported to changes in the numbers of IDRs.

Von: 04.07.2007, www.reliefweb.int

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