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Libya

23 September 2016

Sea crossings continue to claim lives on North Africa’s shorelines

The mortal remains of 30 people who lost their lives in trying to cross the Mediterranean have been recovered by the Libyan Red Crescent after a boat sank off Libya earlier this week.
Libya: Mediterranean crossing continues to claim lives
17 June 2016

Libya: Mediterranean crossing continues to claim lives

In countries far from Europe, where conflict, disasters and poverty are rife, thousands of people have made the difficult choice of gambling their lives on the possibility of a better, safer life.
Increased violence forces evacuation of Libyan Red Crescent offices, while volunteers continue saving lives
25 November 2014

Increased violence forces evacuation of Libyan Red Crescent offices, while volunteers continue saving lives

For months, intense clashes have been ravaging different Libyan cities and putting the lives of thousands at risk. Recently, the violence has not spared the safety of Libyan Red Crescent Society staff and volunteers, who were forced to relocate ...
Libyan Red Crescent Society continues aid operations as fighting intensifies
11 November 2014

Libyan Red Crescent Society continues aid operations as fighting intensifies

As the acts of violence continue to take place in different Libyan cities, forcing thousands of people to flee their hometowns in search of a safe refuge across the border or inside the country, Libyan Red Crescent Society (LRCS) volunteers have kept up
Libyan and Tunisian societies working together in response to increased violence in Tripoli and Benghazi
5 August 2014

Libyan and Tunisian societies working together in response to increased violence in Tripoli and Benghazi

The ongoing fighting in regions of Libya is having grave humanitarian consequences within the country and putting pressure on its borders with Tunisia and Egypt. Hostilities have forced large numbers of people, including migrant workers to leave the
 Working amid conflict in Libya, Red Crescent volunteers remain on the frontline
22 May 2014

Working amid conflict in Libya, Red Crescent volunteers remain on the frontline

Calm has returned to Tripoli after a weekend of armed clashes. Intense fighting between armed groups swept across the Libyan capital of Tripoli and Benghazi claiming lives of 75 people and 141 injuries according to the Libyan Ministry of Health
Kidnapping of Iranian Red Crescent delegation
1 August 2012

Kidnapping of Iranian Red Crescent delegation

On Tuesday 31 July at one o’clock in the morning, a group of armed people kidnapped a seven member delegation from the Iranian Red Crescent while they were leaving the headquarters of the Libyan Red Crescent in Banghazi. The delegation was on its way to the hotel 'Tibsti' where the delegation was staying. The delegation was being transported to its hotel in a car of the Libyan Red Crescent driv...
Libyan Red Crescent uses play to restore a little bit of normality after the conflict
25 January 2012

Libyan Red Crescent uses play to restore a little bit of normality after the conflict

2011 was a dramatic, and traumatic year for the people of Libya, making the deployment of psychosocial support one of the most important aspects of the National Society’s work.
Volunteers on the frontline tell of a new Solferino in Libya
23 December 2011

Volunteers on the frontline tell of a new Solferino in Libya

While much needs to be rebuilt in post-Gaddafi Libya, the roots and branches of the National Society remain solid. Volunteers, often involved for many years, have grown up with the Libyan Red Crescent as their second family.
Libyan Red Crescent volunteers administer first aid to an elderly man.
4 March 2011

Volunteers are the heroes of the Libyan Red Crescent

Amid this humanitarian crisis, it is the volunteers of the Libyan Red Crescent who have distinguished themselves with their dedication to provide assistance to people affected across Libya.
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