A reminder it’s not just bombs and bullets in Lebanon:
BEIRUT. July 29 (Interfax) – The World Health Organization (WHO) fears an eminent humanitarian disaster in Lebanon, and the quality of drinking water is among its greatest concerns in the current situation, a WHO official in Beirut told Interfax Saturday.
“There is also the threat of epidemics, as there could be people under the ruins,” the WHO official said.
“All this, as well as the terrible sanitary conditions in the refugee camps, could further provoke outbreaks of various epidemics,” he said.
The WHO is conducting seminars in refugee camps to train local doctors and the staff of humanitarian organizations to counteract any eventual epidemics, an Interfax reporter reported from the scene.