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Source: World Health Organization (WHO)
7 November 2007

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 other Wednesday.

    · No major outbreak was reported through the Early Warning and Response System (EWARS).
    · The situation in Lebanon remains uncertain and tense.

    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.
    Preparations for the return to Naher El-Bared continue.

Situation Overview

Nahr El-Bared Crisis
· As of 28 October, Internally Displaced Refugees (IDRs) have vacated all government schools in Beddawi.
· Since 30 October 2007, around 1054 IDR families have returned to Naher El-Bared camp and were all assisted with medical services and food and non-food items.
· Teams from UNRWA and other organizations are visiting the “new” camp since the IDPs started the return to coordinate relief activities.

Health Response to the Humanitarian Crisis

National and international Health Cluster partners are providing support in four core areas:

1. Assessment and monitoring

Nahr El-Bared Crisis
2. Health coordination
Nahr El-Bared Crisis

3. Filling health gaps

Nahr El-Bared Crisis
4. Preserving and supporting local health systems

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