Lebanon

The ICRC has been present in Lebanon since 1967 and has carried out its humanitarian work through periods of conflict, including 1975-1990 civil war. Currently it is responding to the rapidly growing needs of displaced people fleeing war and violence across the region and the communities hosting them.

Families of the missing in Lebanon continue to seek answers

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In numbers

In 2018:

  • 6,395
    Lebanese, Syrian and Palestinian refugees were assisted through the ICRC’s cash programs across Lebanon.
  • 182,800
    Patients received health care through ICRC-supported facilities across the country
  • 16,430
    Syrian and Palestinian refugees and Lebanese returnees from Syria received food or essential items such as hygiene kits, blankets or mattresses
  • 77,000
    People benefited from improved water and electricity networks and shelter infrastructure rehabilitation.
  • 7,566
    Detainees were visited in 25 places of detention across Lebanon
  • 19,690
    Patients received ER consultations and surgical admissions to ICRC-supported facilities and hospitals across Lebanon