Libya

The ICRC has been present in Libya since 2011, supporting conflict-affected communities.

In Benina, the ICRC organizes a relief distribution where 3,800 people are provided with essential items.

Our work in Libya

While the humanitarian situation in Libya has improved, nevertheless,  instability still looms over the country along with economic difficulties that weigh heavily on the local communities affected by the consequences of years of  conflict, natural disasters and climate change. Challenges in terms of access to basic services such as water and sanitation, electricity, healthcare and weapon contamination of the environment still exist.

The ICRC is focusing its humanitarian action on searching for missing persons, visiting places of detention and raising awareness and advocating for respect of international humanitarian law (IHL) among different sections of the Libyan society. This includes weapons bearers, security apparatus personnel, concerned authorities across the country, universities etc.. with the aim of ensuring a higher respect for the law of armed conflict.

Operationally, the ICRC supports four physical rehabilitation centers in Tripoli, Janzour, Misrata and Benghazi, where people with disability receive free-of-charge services, including artificial limbs and physiotherapy treatment. Additionally, the ICRC provides livelihood support to conflicted-affected individuals to help them become self-reliant, bolsters healthcare with diagnostic tools, medicine and capacity building in First Aid, supports water and sanitation infrastructure to ensure that communities affected by the consequences of conflict and natural disasters have access to these vital services.   

Tripoli-Ghadames road. Camels grazing in the desert.

The impact of our work - In 2023

1,193,126
consultations for men, women, and children, including migrants, were carried out in 76 ICRC-supported health facilities in different parts of Libya.
86,353
people including those affected by the flood in the East, vulnerable families and female-headed households received various forms of assistance including food parcels and grants to start their own small initiatives and occupational trainings.
337,895
people, including those internally displaced, returnees, vulnerable families and female-headed households, received various forms of assistance, such as food parcels and multi-purpose cash grants.
2,800
persons with disabilities received various services four physical rehabilitation centers (PRCs) in Janzour (Tripoli), Misrata, Benghazi and new center at Abuslim Hospital in Tripoli.
1,007
detainees and families benefited from the ICRC detention and searching for missing persons activities in Libya.

Contact us

Address

Ibrahim Al Houni St, Nofleen – Tripoli, Libya

Community Contact Centre

Opening Hours:

8am – 4:30pm
Sunday - Thursday

Our work with the Libyan Red Crescent

The ICRC collaborates closely with the Libyan Red Crescent Society (LRCS) and other movement partners operating in Libya to deliver needed assistance and protection responses to communities affected by the consequences of the conflict and the flood that caused severe devastation in the eastern part of Libya and stands ready to mobilize its staff and resources to respond to unforeseen emergencies.