When Refugees Care for Refugees in Lebanon: Providing Contextually Appropriate Care from the Ground Up
In Lebanon, displaced Syrian health professionals mounted informal, local responses to care for displaced Syrian patients. Drawing on ethnographic work shadowing these healthcare providers across their medical and non-medical activities, the authors of this paper explore how clinical encounters characterised by shared histories of displacement can inform humanitarian medicine. Their findings shed light on the creation of breathing spaces in crises.
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Authors: Diane Duclos, Fouad Mohamed Fouad (AUB) & Karl Blanchet
Image: Syrian refugees in Beqaa Valley, Lebanon. Pekka Tiainen, EU/ECHO/Flickr [Opens new tab]