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Lebanon: what the ICRC is doing to help Syrian wounded and refugees

09-11-2012 Facts and Figures

Between January and October 2012, the ICRC:

  • helped the Lebanese Red Cross evacuate 1573 Syrian casualties to Lebanese hospitals;
  • financed a temporary Lebanese Red Cross emergency facility in Ras Baalbeck, north-east Bekaa, to facilitate the evacuation of Syrian casualties to hospitals;
  • provided medical supplies for 10 facilities treating Syrian casualties;
  • provided post-operative and rehabilitation care for Syrian casualties at a number of medical facilities, and supplied those facilities with medicines, consumables and artificial limbs;
  • paid for over 100 severely injured refugees from Syria to receive treatment at five hospitals in Bekaa;
  • conducted four training sessions and workshops for over 90 health personnel who were treating Syrian casualties;
  • provided financial support for the Lebanese Red Cross blood bank, enabling it to respond to the increased demand for blood caused by the Syria crisis;
  • distributed food, mattresses, blankets, hygiene items, kitchen sets and other household items to around 23,250 refugees from Syria, including 4,630 Palestinians from Syrian camps;
  • provided supplies for local organizations that are helping new refugees arriving from Syria.

Photos

 

A Syrian refugee gets ICRC assistance in the Bekaa region, east of Lebanon, where she had fled with her family.
© ICRC

Palestinians who have fled the Palestinian camp of Yarmouk in Syria receive ICRC assistance at a refugee camp in Lebanon 

Palestinians who have fled the Palestinian camp of Yarmouk in Syria receive ICRC assistance at a refugee camp in Lebanon
© ICRC