Facts and figures: The ICRC in Libya

31-03-2014 Facts and Figures

Key Points

In 2013, the ICRC:

  • carried out 81 visits to 41 places of detention, visiting 13,622 detainees, including 5,686 migrants in 14 retention centres under the authority of the Ministry of Interior;
  • provided 172,136 people with food and essential household items, plus extra food during Ramadan, working with the Libyan Red Crescent Society, the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Libya Aid;
  • improved living conditions, access to clean drinking water or sanitation for nearly 49,000 people through the completion of 10 projects;
  • acted as an independent observer at the examination of 22 bodies and on 2 occasions provided recommendations on sampling procedures, so that families could find out what had happened to their missing relatives;
  • provided medical supplies, dressing materials and vaccines to hospitals and trained over 400 people to provide medical or first-aid treatment to the victims of armed violence;
  • trained nearly 200 senior officers of the Libyan Army on international humanitarian law.

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