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

30-07-2012 Facts and Figures

Since January 2012, the ICRC has:

  • provided support enabling Lebanese Red Cross emergency medical services to evacuate more than 492 casualties;
  • financed a temporary station for Lebanese Red Cross emergency medical services in Ras Baalbeck, in north-east Bekaa, to facilitate the evacuation of casualties and their transfer to hospitals;
  • distributed enough materials to treat 400 seriously injured patients to three hospitals in northern Lebanon, which are treating Syrian casualties;
  • helped meet the cost of post-operative care for Syrian refugees in several medical facilities in Tripoli;
  • covered the cost of treatment in three hospitals in Bekaa of over 50 of the most seriously wounded Syrian refugees before they were transferred to the north;
  • distributed essential assistance in March and July to around 9,400 Syrian refugees in Bekaa, including food rations, mattresses, blankets, hygiene items, kitchen sets and other household items. The ICRC also provided supplies for local organizations assisting new refugees arriving from Syria;
  • organized two workshops, one on war surgery and another on war wounds for Lebanese surgeons, general physicians and nurses treating Syrian casualties in hospitals in northern Lebanon.

Photos

A Syrian refugee lodges temporarily at a school in Wadi Khaled town, Lebanon 

A Syrian refugee lodges temporarily at a school in Wadi Khaled town, Lebanon
© Reuters / J. Saidi