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

In numbers

From January to June 2017, the ICRC assisted more than 300,700 Lebanese, Syrians and Palestinians across Lebanon.

  • 103, 565
    Patients received health care through ICRC-supported facilities across the country
  • 17, 161
    Syrian and Palestinian refugees and Lebanese returnees received food or essential items such as hygiene kits, blankets or mattresses
  • 38,625
    people benefited from improved water, electricity and shelter infrastructure
  • 7000
    detainees received visits in 31 places of detention across Lebanon
  • 375
    biological reference samples from families of missing persons in Lebanon were collected as a contribution to the search to find answers on the whereabouts of loved ones