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A- Society’s History

Lebanese Red Cross

1- National society  name:

1945

2- Date of establishment

32

3- Number of branches

Tripoli – Halba – Miniara – Becharre – Zghorta – Alkoura – Batroun – Jbeil – Jounieh – Antelias- Jal Eddib – El Bouchrieh – Furn El Chebbk – Falougha – Aley – Beit Eddine – Hermel – Baalbek – Riyak- Zahle – Kab Elias –Rachaya – Machghara – Saida – Jezzine – Hasbaya – Marjeyoun – Nabatieh – Tyr- Bint Jbeil – Zahrani – Beirut

4- Names of Branches

 

 

 

 

7000

5- Number of Volunteers

131 General Assembly 

6- Number of Members

150

7- Number of Employees

 

B- Services

 

Place

 

 

Target

 

 

Achievements

 

 

Service

1- Programs: Medical Services

Jemayze – Achrafieh – Mosaytbeh – Tarik El Jdide – Chiah – Furn El Chebbak – El Bouchrieh – Jal Eddib Antelias – Jounieh – Jbeil – Falougha – Aley – Bokaata – Saida – Zrarieh – Jezzine – Tyr – Alma El Chaab Bazourieh – Abbasiah – Nabatieh – Mais El Jabal – Marjeoun –  Bint Jbeil – Kafra – Rmeich – Aytaroun  Hasbaya – Rachaya – Machghara – Kab Elias – Zahle – Mouallaka – Riyak   Baalbek – Hermel – Tripoli (El Mina) – Tripoli (city) – Halba – Miniara – Becharre – Batroun

- patients

- women

- children

-handicaps

- 40 social and medical center

- Physiotherapy centers

- Central pharmacy

- 13  mobile clinic

- orthopedic workshop 

Medical and Social centers

 

- Women

- Children

- Elderly

Reproductive health, literacy and adult education courses in languages, crafts, and curricular activities for students and additional  school sessions

Social programs

Antelias - Bokaata- Jbeil- Rachaya- Baalbek- Zahle- Tripoli- Batroun- Halba- Saida- Zahrani- Tyr- Nabatieh- Bint Jbeil

 

     Public

Periodic observations in remote areas through mobile clinics supported by doctors, nurses and social workers

Extraordinary and advanced medical observation

See the medical services centers

 

Students

 

Prevention campaigns, vaccinations, medical examination, health education, and distribution of hygiene materials 

School health programs

See the medical services centers

 

 

Public 

Disseminating  the good health information and the correct health habits in areas of proper nutrition, hygiene, and environment 

Health education and prevention programs

 

 

Public

Awareness, training, and rehabilitation of the community to face problems

Community health & first aid

Aley

Handicaps, war casualties and others 

Installation and manufacturing of artificial limbs

Orthopedic workshop

2- Programs: EMS

 Beirut (Spears) – Jemaizeh – Baabda – Furn El Chebbak – Mreijeh – Falougha – Antelias –Jal Eddib Beit Mery – Kornet Chehwan – Jounieh – Jbeil – Beit Eddine (Bokaata) – Deir Al Qamar – Kabr Chmoun Aley – Tripoli – Koura (Amyoun) – Zghorta – Batroun – Halba – Hrar – Becharre – Saida – Jensnaya Ansarieh – Jezzine – Rmeich – Tyr – Nabatieh – Tebnine – Marjeyoun – Hasbaya – Rachaya –Jeb Jannine Zahle – Kab Elias – Machghara – Baalbeck – Hermel – Kobeiyat – Shebaa – Balouuneh- Shwayfet- Damour-  

 

Operations: Tebnin, Hazmyeh, Zahle, Tripoli

- Patients

- Injured

- accident  victims

- More than 2700 paramedic  volunteers (males & females)

- 4 operation rooms to coordinate communications and rescue service

- continuous and specialized  training, and permanent rehabilitation to strengthen the capacities and skills

- receive calls on the emergency line 140 to respond and meet the following:

. Transferring health emergency and normal cases ( patients, injured…) to hospitals

. Transferring patients from hospitals to their houses when needed and according to the possibilities

. Transferring some critical cases from one hospital to another

. Provide first aid at home

. First aid at centers

. Interference from within the national plan during disasters or any kind of crisis

. Provide temporary rescue centers at festivals, sports and celebratory activities        

EMS Services

3- Programs: blood transfusion

Beirut (Spears) – Beirut (Jemaizeh) – Antelias – Beit Eddine – Jounieh – Zahle – Tripoli – Saida –  Nabatieh – jbeil- Halba-  Tyr

 

 

For patients at hospitals & sustainable care centers

- 12 center to receive blood donors

- laboratory testing of donated units to ensure integrity and competence

- distributing blood units to the needy in the governmental and private hospitals depending on the availability of the material 

- Supplying Spears center with an advanced machine which manipulate blood derivatives with radiation, then purifies blood which allows the acceptance of donation between relatives and answers the need of people, who have a weak immune system and chronic diseases, as soon as possible

- Supplying Spears center with Axsym machine which is competent to examine the blood units and confirm Aids test   

- Establishing a network between all the centers to activate the service

Blood transfusion

4- Programs: Teaching

Baabda – Tripoli – Saida – Falougha

 

 

1- BS in  Nursing (3 years)

2- DU Urgences  (1 year)

3- LT in Nursing  (1 year)

4- TS in Nursing (3 years)

5- BT in Nursing (3 years)

6- BP in Nursing (1 year)

Nursing Institutes

150 teachers and trainers carrying out the sessions over all the Lebanese areas

-LRC volunteers

-groups in public, private, & civil institutes,  high schools & universities especially medical schools and what related to medicine

Through workshops offered by teachers and trainers to teach first aid and correct act in front of the incident

Teaching First Aids

5- Program: Youth

AUB- LAU- Lebanese university- Alashrafeyeh- Spears- Aldahyeh- Fern Alshebak- Baabda- Alay- ALshoof- Falougha- Jbeil- Jal Eldeeb- ALbawshreyeh- Antelias- Bet Meri- Tripoli- Zgarta- ALbatroun- Bsherri- Alkoura- Albalamand- Saida- Jezine- Alzahrani- Tyr- Alnabateyeh- Hasbaya- MarjOuyoon- Zahle’- Ryak- Rashaya- Baalbak- Alhermel

 

1200 volunteers

32 center and club doing the following

- Organizing training courses  to rehabilitate the  youth on many activities and programs – Promoting the humanitarian values

- Awareness campaigns (car accidents, Aids…)

- Social and educational activities for children at schools and Orphanage

- Visiting infirmary and special needs centers

- Organizing visits to reformatories and prisons

- Campaigns with environmental and healthy nature

Youth

 

See Youth centers

 

Volunteers

Permanent training for volunteers in many subjects aiming to rehabilitate them to do their tasks

Training

 

See Youth centers

 

 

 

 

Prisoners and young prisoners

Organizing visits to prisons & reformatories, making health and personal hygiene awareness, and distributing cleaning materials    

Prisons & reformatories program

 

 

See Youth centers

 

Old people, handicaps, and children

Organizing visits, & making entertainment and awareness activities in many occasions 

Visiting old people, infirmary, Orphanage, and people with special needs

 

 

See Youth centers

 

Youth and young people

Organizing various and meaningful activities within  the general education to call for tolerance, solidarity, and  understanding and respecting others

Disseminating and promoting the humanitarian principles

 

 

See Youth centers

 

Public especially youth and young people

Organizing various campaign and activities to raise awareness about many subjects (car accidents, Aids, disadvantages of smoking, environment, hygiene…)

Awareness

6- Programs: Clubs

 

See EMS, Youth , and medical services centers

 

 

 

Volunteers

- Organizing Clubs for volunteers in various fields in the society

- Organizing summer clubs interested in preparing the youth and train them on correct behaviors 

Clubs

7- Disseminate principles and rules of the international humanitarian law

 

 

Public Relations and advertising and 40 publisher volunteer

 

 

Volunteers, public, and military

Organizing sessions and workshops to disseminate the main principles and rules of the international humanitarian law of the international movement of RCRC and how to use the emblem and talk about the LRC  

Disseminate principles and rules of the international humanitarian law

 

C- Partners

4- Non- governmental partners

1 -Partners of Red Cross Movement

 

Limited companies in certain programs

MENA zone

ICRC

Belgian Red Cross- Norwegian Red Cross

5- partners from private sector

2- Governmental partners

 

 

 

No permanent partnership

Ministry of Health

Swiss government through Swiss Agency for development and cooperation

3- United Nations organizations

UNISEF

 

D- Challenges related to the society’s work

- Reinforcing the concept of volunteering

- Prolong the presence of volunteer in the society

1-Technical challenges and programs

- Increase demand on the society’s services and in turn reduce the financial potentials

-Work to find sustainable ways to secure continuity of the services 

2- Financial challenges/ resources

- keeping the location of the society in its environment and its acceptance 

3- Other challenges

(interior OR exterior)

 

E- Communication capacities

1- Web Site

www.redcross.org.lb

Is there a website for the society? What is it?

Yes

Can it be updated on a regular basis?  

2- Annual Report

From 1946 till 2009

Do any annual report of the society published? In what year did the first and the last annual report published?

NO

Do the annual report of the society published on the website?

 

  Other Publications

Date of publish

Name

2010 (last version)

Various  publications on services, activities, and programs 

2005-2010

LRC news letter

2010

Handbook on promoting and disseminating

Till 2010

Various posters

Audio- visual information materials, workshops, seminars, and  booklets for awareness and guidance and specialized workshops

4-  Other sources of  information

 

E- Financial Information

International

Local

 

3.769.115.686.00

3.911.847.692.00

2008

1- Total annual revenue

2.669.473.629.82

5.915.295.486.24

2009

Under preparation

Under preparation

2010

Conditional donations- the International Federation- International Committee- Belgian Red Cross- Norwegian Red Cross- Swiss Agency for development and cooperation 

Ministry of Public health- Ministry of Social affairs- Financial campaign- programs income- various 

2- Inside sources

 

7.984.730.000.00

2008

3- Total annual expenditure

 

8.540.923.000.00

2009

 

Under preparation

Under preparation

2010

 

 

 

 

 

Subscription fees in the International Movement

Salaries, payments, compensation, fees and subscriptions, rents, operating expenses, and insurance, processing, maintenance,  construction and repairing center, training and rehabilitation of medical and consumer service, first aid and EMS, blood transfusion , publicity  and awareness campaigns, social programs, travel, and various expenses 

 

 

 

 

Areas of Expenditure

 

F- Future plans and priorities

1- Reinforce the network, volunteers, and equipments of the EMS technicians

2- Working to achieve the legal base of the society

3- Reinforcing and promoting health awareness of the community groups

4- Disseminating the humanitarian principles and values  

5- Promoting the principles and concepts of the international movement of RCRC

6- Reinforce the society’s image and its position in its surrounding 

7- Pursuit the rehabilitation and training to all volunteers at all levels

 

G- Names of the Executive Committee members

Phone number

E-mail

Post

Name

 

See the main center

president@redcross.org.lb

President of the Lebanese Red Cross

Ms. Suzanne Oueiss

See the main center

 

Vice president

Ms. Maryam Ghandour

 

See the main center

kossayc@hotmail.com 

Head of Treasury

Mr. Kossay  Charafeddine 

 

See the main center

assaf.raja@gmail.com

Head of Finance and Management

Mr. Raja Assaf

 

See the main center

medcalsocial@redcross.org.lb

Head of Medical and Social Affairs

Ms. Amina Fawaz 

 

See the main center

education@redcross.org.lb

Head of Teaching

Mr. George Messalem

 

See the main center

logistics@redcross.org.lb

 

Head of Supply and Logistics

Mr. Ali Shamas

 

See the main center

pr.info@redcross.org.lb

Head of Public Relations and Communications

Mr. Jamil Khaled

 

See the main center

internalaffairs@redcross.org.lb

Head of Internal Affairs

Mr. Toni AL Zoghb

 

See the main center

lrcems@yahoo.com

Head of First Aid

Ms. Rosy Boulos  

 

See the main center

bloodbank@redcross.org.lb

Head of Blood Transfusion

Mr. Bassel Makkawi 

 

See the main center

planning@redcross.org.lb

Head of Planning and Management

Mr. Youssef Sfier 

See the main center

youth@redcross.org.lb

Head of Youth

Mr. Nadim Hitti  

 

See the main center

volunteers@redcross.org.lb

Head of Volunteers

Mr. Antoine  Zoghbi 

 

 

H- Information about the Society

+961 1 372802 /3 /4 /5

Phone number

+961 1 378207 -  +961 1 371391

Fax

www.redcross.org.lb

Website

pr.info@redcross.org.lb-president@redcross.org.lb

E-mail

Spears St.- Al Kintari- Beirut- Lebanon

Address

Beirut

City

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