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ICRC activities in Lebanon from January 2009 to April 2010

10-06-2010 Operational Update

The ICRC in Lebanon remains focused on visiting detainees to assess their treatment and living conditions, improving medical care for Palestinian refugees, assisting the authorities in rehabilitating water infrastructure and maintaining an operational capacity to respond to emergencies alongside the Lebanese Red Cross and the Palestine Red Crescent Society-Lebanon branch.

   

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    As part of its effort to improve the quality of health care accessible to residents of Palestinian camps, the ICRC continued in 2009 to provide the five hospitals run by the Palestine Red Crescent Society with training for hospital staff, along with support to update theoretical knowledge and improve general practices.

In 2010, the ICRC will also help the Palestine Red Crescent Society to build a new community health centre in Nahr el-Bared camp.

For the past year and a half, more than 253,000 people benefited from ICRC emergency repair work on collapsed water schemes as well as from an upgrade of their water supply infrastructure in remote and marginalized rural areas. A large-scale project was also launched in 2009 to improve access to water for more than 4,000 inmates of Roumieh Central prison.

The ICRC continues to support its national operational partner, the Lebanese Red Cross, to improve its emergency preparedness and to enhance its ability to deliver services to beneficiaries.