ICRC inaugurates dormitory annexed to Benghazi Physical Rehabilitation Center
- In 2018The ICRC started laying the foundation of Benghazi Physical Rehabilitation Center dormitory after signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Social Affairs in Libya.@ICRC / Fares Elabeid
- Dozens of devoted workers worked on constructing the dormitorywith close supervision by the ICRC’s engineers to ensure that the center was built in accordance with international standards.@ICRC / Fares Elabeid
- This picture was taken a few months before the inauguration of the dormitoryThe ICRC was keen to ensure that the facility was constructed and designed to meet the special needs of persons with disabilities, both male and female.@ICRC / Fares Elabeid
- On the 14th of December 2022ICRC formally opened a newly constructed dormitory annexed to the Physical Rehabilitation Centre of Benghazi, east of Libya.ICRC / Fares Elabeid@
- The dormitory comprises 15 roomsWith separate male and female accommodation sections. It will serve nearly 500 patients per year.@ICRC/ Mohamed El Turki
- The dormitory has been equipped with an air conditioning system, disability access facilitiesWashing machines, security measures, fire safety equipment, and a backup power supply. It will play a pivotal role in improving the quality of services, allowing persons with disabilities to have free-of-charge accommodation while receiving the required services.@ICRC / Fares Elabeid
- The dormitory was formally opened on the 14th of December 2022by the Head of the ICRC Delegation in Libya and concerned authorities, along with a number of people with disabilities who work for Benghazi Physical Rehabilitation Center.@ICRC / Fares Elabeid
Access to physical rehabilitation services for persons with disabilities is constantly challenged in contexts embroiled in armed conflict and other situations of violence. In Libya, this is compounded by the lack of such a service, which the ICRC's physical rehabilitation program has sought, through its support to three centers in Benghazi, Misrata and Tripoli, to fill. For those living in the vicinity of the city of Benghazi, they are often forced to travel from remote areas to Benghazi Physical Rehabilitation Center and spend several days getting the needed treatment and services.
Persons with disabilities coming from remote areas struggle financially and logistically to get accommodation in Benghazi city. Therefore, the ICRC decided to construct a dormitory annexed to the physical rehabilitation centre of Benghazi. The new dormitory will play a pivotal role in improving the quality of services, allowing persons with disabilities to have free-of-charge accommodation while receiving the required services and treatment.