With fighting intensifying in Libya, tens of thousands of displaced families still have no prospect of returning home and are in need of humanitarian assistance.

Many regions face fuel shortages, and cuts in power and water supply, while access to health care is becoming increasingly difficult.

In numbers

In 2017:

  • 280,000
    displaced, returnees, and vulnerable residents were provided with food in 36 locations
  • 290,000
    displaced, returnees, and vulnerable residents received essential household items
  • 3,000
    weapon-wounded patients were treated an over 9,000 surgical operations performed in ICRC supported hospitals
  • 494
    prostheses and orthoses were fitted as part of our physical rehabilitation programme
  • 124
    Libyan Red Crescent Society volunteers were trained in emergency response operations
  • 952
    family contacts were facilitated through phone/video calls, short oral messages and Red Cross Messages
  • 1,500
    detainees received clothes, hygiene items, and mattresses