The country of Lebanon has been experiencing an unprecedented economic collapse. The pandemic, coupled with the local currency’s hyperinflation and the devastating explosion on August 4, 2020
have all but paralyzed the country.
Ministries such as the Franciscan Sisters of Cross, historically, have relied, in large part, on government support for many of their needs.
Unfortunately, the Lebanese government is failing comprehensively on its obligations, threatening the survival of this essential mission which serves more than 3,000 patients, 3,000 students and 2,000 employees and their families.
For example, the current daily allowance for an in-patient at the psychiatric hospital is around $2.00, including food and medication.