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The 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 in 2018, 1.1 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 2018:

  1. Rapid response for emergency and life-saving assistance.
  2. Multi-sectoral assistance targeting the most vulnerable people and households.
  3. Restoring basic functionality and access to services.

The overall requirement for the 2018 Humanitarian Appeal for Libya is US$313 million to provide lifesaving assistance to 940,000 people this year.

Funding for OCHA Libya

The following donors contributed earmarked funding for this year.

Total Requirement


Earmarked Contributions


Opening Balance


Total (Contributions + Opening Balance)


Earmarked Donors

Donors USD
Sweden (Sida) 215,750

Unearmarked Donors

OCHA received unearmarked contributions from the following donors:

  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Denmark
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Korea, Republic of
  • Luxembourg
  • Monaco
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Philippines
  • Qatar
  • Russian Federation
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom

Unearmarked contributions (or commitments) are those for which the donor does not require the funds to be used for a specific project, sector, crisis or country, leaving OCHA to decide how to allocate the funds.

** May include unearmarked and earmarked funding with implementation dates beyond the calendar year

*** Excludes miscellaneous income (e.g. adjustments, gain/losses on exchange rate etc.)

Funding information from the OCHA Contributions Tracking System