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Conflict Incident Report

Unpaid staff shut down Beirut hospital

Date of incident: 
April 23, 2015
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Lebanese Civilians

On 23 Apr 15, media allegedly reported that Employees at the state-funded Rafik Hariri University Hospital began an open-ended strike to protest a delay in receiving their paychecks. Patient admissions to both the hospital and the emergency department were halted as of early morning.

Primary category: 
Collective Action [inc. protests, solidarity movements...]
Classification of conflict (primary): 
Conflicts of socio-economic development
Conflicts associated with lack of, or gaps in economic development, opportunities and access to resources.