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MdM voices its positions and recommendations through press releases that you can find in this section. We also can sign joint statements (other press releases). You can also read the testimonies from the field or from MdM staff.

Testimonies // 29 Jan, 2018

Lebanon Voices from the field: Noelle Jouan

Noelle is the mental health manager of the Lebanon Mission, and has been with MdM for almost five years. She started off as a psychologist in the field, working with Syrian Refugees in the Bekaa.

MdM press releases // 12 Jan, 2018

Syria NORTH-WESTERN SYRIA: Médecins du Monde condemns the bombing and targeting of healthcare facilities

Since the end of 2017, Médecins du Monde – Doctors of the World (MdM) has faced a deteriorating situation in Idlib and Hama Governorates in north-western Syria.

Joint press releases // 19 Dec, 2017

Syria NGOs call for a de-escalation of violence and an increase in access in Eastern Ghouta

A group of leading NGOs expresses grave concern about the plight of civilians in Eastern Ghouta, where violence has escalated in recent weeks…

Events // 15 Dec, 2017

Lebanon Mental Health & Psycho-social Support (MHPSS) Research: Focus on the Syrian Humanitarian Crisis

In Lebanon, the Department of Psychology at the American University of Beirut in collaboration with Medecins du Monde-France, are organizing a one day forum.

MdM press releases // 27 Nov, 2017

Syria Relentless airstrikes continue to deprive civilians of access to medical care

Amid the intense diplomatic activity over the Syrian crisis, Médecins du Monde (MdM) points out that the war is far from over and the humanitarian situation remains extremely critical…

Testimonies // 24 Nov, 2017

Lebanon Nada

She dreamed to learn piano, she loved the way the music notes could speak to a person’s soul… She believed in another version of reality, a reality far from the sound of war… far from the reality she had to crash in suddenly.

Publications // 16 Nov, 2017

Palestine Mental health and psychosocial impacts of occupation-related violence in Palestine.

“Mental health and psychosocial impacts of occupation-related violence in Palestine”. November 2017 This document relies on MdM experience in Mental Health since 2005 in Palestine, by leading emergency and long-term programs in both West Bank and Gaza Strip. These projects aim at preventing and limiting psychosocial consequences following excessive use of force from the Israeli military […]

Events // 14 Nov, 2017

Lebanon “Let’s talk about Mental Health! “

This year 2017, Canada is celebrating its 150th anniversary. As part of the celebration, the Canadian Embassy organized a Winter Festival in Lebanon. It was a unique opportunity to commemorate Canada but also to celebrate the Canada-Lebanon relationship and share and inform Canadians and Lebanese on Canada’s efforts in Lebanon. On the 4th of November 2017, […]

Publications // 08 Nov, 2017

Mental health and Psychosocial support services in Lebanon

Medecins du Monde is an international non-governmental organization providing comprehensive health services to vulnerable populations in over 60 countries. As a leading health actor in the humanitarian field, MdM recognizes the necessity of integrating mental health and psychosocial support services (MHPSS) as a vital component within its health delivery services. Since 2012, MdM in Lebanon, […]

Joint press releases // 06 Nov, 2017

Civilians in the line of fire: Syria INGO Regional Forum warns against a false sense of safety in Syria

Thousands of Syrians are still being killed, wounded, displaced, and besieged every day as the war rages on and help is not reaching people in need, the Syria INGO Regional Forum said today. The member organizations warned against a narrative that violence is reducing in the wake of recent political agreements. Read more >SIRF Statement […]

Testimonies // 30 Oct, 2017

Voices from the field

In Turkey, due to the difficulty to get a legal status, economic problems, language and cultural barriers, certain Syrian refugees face difficulties in accessing health facilities and other public services. In order to improve access to the relevant services, and therefore their integration into the Turkish public system, Dunya Doktorlari (DDD) case managers help the […]

MdM press releases // 10 Oct, 2017

World Mental Health day: Mental health must be a priority in the context of the Syrian Crisis.

On the occasion of World Mental Health Day, Médecins du Monde (MdM) emphasizes that mental healthcare must be a priority in crisis settings as we can experience in the context of the Syrian crisis. The ongoing Syrian conflict is resulting in enormous psychosocial consequences on millions of civilians, and moreover, is likely to spread over […]