Providing food and essential hygiene items to thousands of displaced Libyans in 2016

10 March 2017
Providing food and essential hygiene items to thousands of displaced Libyans in 2016
A wounded man who was taken to the makeshift field hospital in Sirte is put into an ambulance heading towards the Misrata hospital. CC BY-NC-ND / ICRC / Ricardo Garcia Vilanova

In 2016, the ICRC and the Libyan Red Crescent Society continued to help those most in need in Libya.

We provided 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 facilities, as well as supported patients with physical disabilities.

Highlights of our work in Libya

104,000 displaced persons received essential household items including mattresses, blankets, and kitchen sets.
65,000 displaced persons received food in West, Centre, East and South of Libya.
80 tons of medical supplies were donated to 26 hospitals and health facilities.
Trained 90 health professionals in war surgery and emergency room trauma care.
450 migrants received clothing and hygiene items.

 

 For more information, read the full update on our work in Libya.

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