Reference : V-P-LY-E-00187
Date : 30/08/2011
Country/Region : LIBYA
Caption : South of Tripoli, Sbea Province, Sbea Hospital. An ICRC anaesthetist examines a war-wounded man about to undergo an operation on his leg.
Photographer : BJÖRGVINSSON, Jón
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : ICRC website, Operational Update 06.09.2011

Libya: taking action to help sub-Saharan Africans

Caring for the wounded

An ICRC surgical team continued to treat patients in Sbea Hospital, south of Tripoli. Meanwhile, a second surgical team was transferred to the Nefusa mountains, where it has started helping medical staff at the hospital in Yefren to perform operations.

The ICRC has donated much-needed external fixators, wound-dressing kits and supplies for the treatment of war-wounded patients to the main hospital in Zawiya, west of Tripoli, and to the hospital in Yefren.

ICRC presence in LibyaThe ICRC now has almost 180 staff, including 60 expatriates, working in Libya. It has had a delegation in Tripoli since April, and also has offices in Benghazi and Misrata, and in Jadu in the Nefusa mountains.

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