The current crisis in Libya is the result of conflict, political instability and a vacuum of effective governance, resulting in a further breakdown of functioning systems with considerable security, rule of law, social and economic consequences. Hundreds of thousands of people across the country are living in unsafe conditions and in volatile conflict areas, with little or no access to basic household goods and essential commodities, and with limited access to functioning basic services and utilities. This includes people exposed to violence and unable to access life-saving medical assistance, essential medicines, food, safe drinking water and sanitation, shelter and education.


People located in, or displaced from, conflict areas are among the most vulnerable. Those living in or those who have returned to conflict affected areas are faced with extensive infrastructural damage, limited functional public services and are at risk of contamination from explosive remnants of war (ERW). 


It is estimated that 1.3 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance. Internally displaced people, refugees and migrants, as well as returnees and non-displaced Libyans in the worst affected areas are assessed as in most need of humanitarian assistance.


To respond to the needs of the affected population, the Humanitarian Country Team  in Libya has identified three core strategic objectives to guide a focused and efficient humanitarian response in 2017:


1.     Save lives through safe and dignified access to emergency healthcare and essential medicines

2.     Protect the most vulnerable Libyan people, migrants, refugees and asylum-seekers

3.     Save lives through safe and dignified access to multi-sector basic social services


The overall requirement for the Humanitarian Appeal for Libya is $151 Million to allow partners to respond with essential activities to save lives and protect civilians in Libya.

Libya Maps
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