The health-care system in Gaza is under severe strain. A convoy of seven vehicles from the ICRC delivering medical supplies to health facilities came under fire on Tuesday, while an ICRC surgeon reports he has no more Vaseline gauze to treat patients with severe burns.
A convoy carrying 60 tons of aid, including urgently needed medical items, from the ICRC has been mobilised for Gaza, but safe humanitarian access is urgently needed to deliver them to civilians in need.
After devastating floods killed thousands of people in Libya’s northeast, survivors mourn family and friends that perished in the disaster. Thousands of people are displaced and need food, clean water, shelter, and medical supplies. Many are also desperate to have news of their missing loved ones.
Health facilities in Northern Ethiopia are under severe strain as the conflict continues for nearly a year and a half. Attacks against healthcare personnel and facilities are a major humanitarian concern.
War-torn Libya’s COVID-19 cases have increased more than 15-fold in less than two months, spiking from 571 in June to more than 7,500 today. More than half a million people in the country need health care assistance as conflict, COVID-19 and economic collapse threaten to plunge hundreds of thousands of civilians deeper into chaos.
The International Committee of the Red Cross is working across Beirut to provide ongoing support to people in the city. With more than 6000 people left injured by the August 4 blast, hospitals need urgent medical supplies.