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Libya & Region Appeal 2011

The Libya & Region Appeal is now closed, but you can still help people affected by violence in Syria by donating to our Syria Crisis Appeal.

After protests began in December 2010, unrest spread across many countries in the Middle East and north Africa. On 28 February 2011, we launched our Libya & Region Appeal in response to the escalating violence.

Map with Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Syria and Yemen highlighted

This map is for illustrative purposes only, and does not express a British Red Cross opinion.

How we helped in Libya and the region

A Tunisian child is carried by his father, crossing into Tunisia

As civil unrest continues in the Arab world, thousands of people have been killed or injured. Find out how we’re helping.

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Latest news from Libya and the region

A Tunisian man and child cross the border into Tunisia from Libya

One year of helping across the Middle East and north Africa

13 Mar 2012

The Libya & Region Appeal is now closed. See some of the ways we've helped people across Egypt, Libya, Syria, Tunisia and Yemen since February 2011.

A volunteer helps a young child in Syria

British Red Cross ups aid to tackle worsening violence in Syria

15 Feb 2012

Aid is reaching people affected by violence in Syria, where the Red Cross is one of the few aid agencies working effectively with people affected by the unrest.

Syrian Arab Red Crescent volunteer speaks to women

Winter brings fresh hardship for people in Syria

25 Jan 2012

With the situation deteriorating, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement continues to help people in the country.

Volunteers Rina and Samia treat a patient in an Syrian Arab Red Crescent ambulance on the way to hospital.

Red Cross volunteers in Syria uniquely positioned to help, but it’s dangerous work

28 Nov 2011

As unrest in Syria continues, the Red Cross’ neutrality enables it to continue helping people affected by the violence, despite difficult and dangerous conditions.

ICRC nurse examining the injuries of a patient shot in both legs.

Red Cross steps up medical aid in Libya

30 Aug 2011

The International Committee of the Red Cross is helping wounded people in Tripoli, redoubling efforts to visit detainees and taking steps to ease water shortages.

Members of the international media arrive at a hotel after being evacuated by the International Committee Red Cross

Libya: ICRC evacuates journalists from Rixos Hotel

25 Aug 2011

The International Committee of the Red Cross helped journalists who were trapped in the Rixos Hotel leave yesterday and led them to safety.