Assistance of the wounded Syrians is strictly limited inside the Lebanese Boundaries
The Lebanese Red Cross (LRC) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Lebanon are working on ensuring transportation to the hospitals for the victims of the Syrian crisis who are arriving to Lebanon strictly within Lebanese boundaries.
Wounded Syrian are being rescued and transported by the Lebanese Red Cross ambulances and in cooperation with the ICRC from the Lebanese-Syrian border once they have crossed the international border into the Lebanese boundaries.
The operations are being executed by the LRC supported by the ICRC in line with the International Humanitarian Law, and the humanitarian norms, mission and mandate of the two organizations which requires them to assist victims of armed conflicts on a strictly neutral and impartial basis.
Neither the ICRC nor the LRC are involved in transporting wounded from Syria into Lebanon; nor do they play a role in the repatriation of the Syrians back to their country.
All medical transportation of the wounded being executed by the LRC and ICRC; are being conducted within Lebanese boundaries and in complete coordination with the Lebanese Army in addition to relevant and local authorities.
According to the International Humanitarian Law and the humanitarian norms and customary rules, all victims of armed conflict have the right of safe access toward Medical and Health services without any obstacles.