Libya: Thousands of displaced people provided with food and essential hygiene items in 2016

10 March 2017
Libya: Thousands of displaced people provided with food and essential hygiene items in 2016
A wounded man is taken by ambulance from the makeshift field hospital in Sirte to Misrata hospital. CC BY-NC-ND / ICRC / Ricardo Garcia Vilanova

In 2016, 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

104,000 displaced people were supplied with essential household items, including mattresses, blankets and kitchen sets.
65,000 displaced people received food in western, central, eastern and southern Libya.
80 tonnes of medical supplies were donated to 26 hospitals and health-care facilities.
90 medical personnel were trained 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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