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UNICEF Concerned over Water situation in Libya

Over 4 million people, including 1.5 million children, will face imminent water problems if immediate solutions are not found and implemented. The prolonged crisis has left the sector facing great challenges, leading to a significant decline in services. This is mainly attributed to the lack of required budgets for the purchase of equipment, operational materials […]

New Telemedicine Initiative launched in Libya

UNDP, Japan, the startup Speetar, and the Ministry of Health launch the first Telemedicine initiative in Libya A significant proportion of Libya's population do not have access to good quality healthcare, most especially those who live in rural areas. In an attempt to combat the spread of the COVID-19 virus authorities have been forced to […]

Ongoing US Support for Children in Libya

Ongoing U.S. Support for UNICEF's mission to protect children in Libya US Ambassador Richard Norland and UNICEF's new Special Representative for Libya Abdulkadir Musse had an introductory call on Monday to discuss UNICEF's important work in Libya. The meeting covered a wide range of issues facing children's health and safety in Libya including vaccine shortages, […]

Libya-Tunisia Borders Reopen

By John Lee. The border crossing between Libya and Tunisia at Ra's Ajdir [Ras Jedir, Ras Ajdir] was reportedly reopened on Saturday 14th November. It had been closed for he past eight months in an attempt to contain the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). More here. (Source: Anadolu Agency)

Libya gets new COVID-19 Testing Machines

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is helping Libya to effectively respond to COVID-19 as part of its mission to reduce inequalities and build resilience in the conflict affected country. Today, through its Stabilization Facility for Libya (SFL), UNDP delivered five testing machines to the National Center for Disease Control (NCDC) in Misrata. This lot […]

COVID-19 Response: SFL delivers Ventilators

COVID-19 Response: The Stabilization Facility for Libya delivers ventilators to health authorities As a result of a need assessment carried out by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) together with the Libyan Ministry of Health (MoH) and the World Health Organization (WHO), and with the aim of supporting the national response to COVID-19 in Libya, […]

Libyan Healthcare Professionals Combat COVID-19

Libyan Healthcare Professionals Come Together To Combat COVID-19 A group of Libyan healthcare professionals from across the country met in Tripoli, Benghazi, and Sebha to participate via a video teleconference in the first of a series of UN-supported technical exchanges to combat COVID-19. The aim of the initiative by Libyan healthcare professionals, which is supported […]

UN, WFP Expand Partnership to reach more Refugees

The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) are expanding their support for food insecure refugees and asylum seekers in Libya with emergency food assistance in response to the severe socio-economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country as well as the effects of the ongoing conflict. The two […]