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

Latest Update
In numbers

In 2017:

  • 440,000
    Lebanese, Syrians and Palestinians were assisted by the ICRC across Lebanon.
  • 16,500
    Lebanese, Syrian and Palestinian refugees were assisted through the ICRC’s cash programs across Lebanon.
  • 300,000
    Patients received health care through ICRC-supported facilities across the country
  • 25,000
    Syrian and Palestinian refugees and Lebanese returnees from Syria received food or essential items such as hygiene kits, blankets or mattresses
  • 97,000
    People benefited from improved water and electricity networks and shelter infrastructure rehabilitation.
  • 7,600
    Detainees were visited in 31 places of detention across Lebanon
  • 579
    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