Libya: Providing assistance to thousands of people in 2017
In 2017, the ICRC and the Libyan Red Crescent continued to help those most in need in Libya.
We distributed aid in the form of food and essential household items such as mattresses, blankets, kitchen sets, jerry cans, buckets, diapers and hygiene kits. Our teams provided medical supplies to hospitals and health-care facilities, and supported patients with physical disabilities.
Highlights of our work in Libya
|280,000 displaced, returnees, and vulnerable residents received food distributed in 36 locations|
|290,000 people received essential household items including mattresses, blankets, kitchen sets, jerry cans and hygiene kits|
|3,000 weapon-wounded patients received treatment in the ICRC supported hospitals|
|Donated insulin and syringes for over 7,000 patients|
|490 prostheses and orthoses were fitted on people with disabilities|
|950 family contacts were facilitated through phone/video calls and Red Cross Messages|
For more information, read the full update on our work in Libya.