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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 // 09 Nov, 2018

Lebanon 2 years and a lifetime ago…

“Little by little, the roads of Bekaa started to have their own identity, his growing hope made the days less blurry. He understood the importance of taking care of his Mental Health.” Testimony of Jad, Syrian Refugee in Lebanon.

Testimonies // 16 Oct, 2018

Iraq Our conditions for returning home? – A safe and humane environment, with access to basic needs and services

Forced to flee their village in Sinjar, Ismael and Zere sought refuge in Chamesku camp, the largest Internally Displaced Persons camp in Northern Iraq. It is mostly inhabited by the Yezidi community, who have been particularly targeted by ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant/ al-Sham).

Testimonies // 30 Aug, 2018

Iraq Forgetting the atrocities we experienced is impossible

Shames and Shirin have been living in Chamesko camp, Northern Iraq, for four years. They are part of the Yezidi community who were forced to flee the atrocities perpetrated by ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant/ al-Sham) in 2014.

Testimonies // 28 Jun, 2018

Syria Syria: Medical staff mobilizing all efforts to address medical needs of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Dera’a governorate

It has been one week since the commencement of the military offensive in Dera’a governorate, which has led to a massive wave of displaced civilians. Health center staff, supported by Médecins du Monde, are continuing their immense…

Testimonies // 14 May, 2018

Lebanon Voices from the field: Amany Houchaimi

Amany Houchaimi, is a 24-year-old senior case manager who has been working with MdM – Lebanon Mission since 2015. She is part of the mental health team working with Syrian refugees and the Lebanese community. A case manager performs intake interviews to get a better understanding of beneficiary’s challenges and then assists in connecting with […]

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.

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.

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 […]

Testimonies // 06 Jul, 2017

PALESTINE | Living under occupation (2/2)

IN GAZA, THE BLOCKADE KILLS AND MAIMS One of the worst consequences of the blockade is the generally poor health of the population. The problem is manifest in many ways, beginning with material shortages. With frequent power outages, medical technology – x-ray equipment, for example – operates below capacity. Even where generators are available, they are unable […]

Testimonies // 06 Jul, 2017

PALESTINE | Living under occupation (1/2)

For 50 years, the people of Palestine have lived under Israeli occupation. In the Gaza Strip, the violence, humiliation and human rights violations they have to endure on a daily basis are compounded by a blockade which for the last 10 years has been slowly asphyxiating the territory and its population. Milestones like these mark the suffering […]

Testimonies // 14 Dec, 2015

“We need this training in the border area. The situation is intense there.”

MdM first-aid emergency training: news from Gaza Mustafa Abu Hjier is 38 years old. He is the Executive director of a Youth Development center in Juhor ad Dik, a village in the central area of Gaza, near the border with Israel. He is married with two children. Beginning of 2014, he received a 2 weeks […]

Testimonies // 16 Oct, 2015

Tamer S. ABUJAME – Emergency Doctor – MdM in Palestine/Gaza

Meet Tamer, Our emergency doctor in Palestine/Gaza  What do you do with MdM? I work on emergencies, at many levels: from the Primary Health care centers to the hospitals and the Ministry of Health, to reinforce the procedure, the staff, and ultimately improve the response to any man-made or natural disaster and crisis. What keeps […]