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Libya: Humanitarian partners will require US$313 million to provide lifesaving assistance to 940,000 people

25 Jan 2018


Today, the Humanitarian Coordinator for Libya, Ms Maria Ribeiro, launched the 2018 Libya Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) which seeks US$313 million to provide lifesaving assistance to 940,000 people this year. The HRP was launched on behalf of the humanitarian community in partnership with the Libyan authorities.

The 2018 HRP was launched on behalf of the humanitarian community in partnership with the Libyan authorities. It is the third coordinated appeal in Libya, and it will help to implement 71 projects by 22 organizations, including national and international NGOs and UN agencies.

These projects aim to extend protection to civilians, in accordance with international law, to ensure access to basic services for internally displaced people, returnees, and the most vulnerable non-displaced Libyans, migrants, refugees and asylum seekers. The funds will also help to strengthen families’ capacity to cope with the continued pressures of a life of instability, fragmentation and economic decline.

Libya continues to suffer from the impact of a protracted political crisis, outbreaks of violence, displacement and deteriorating living conditions for its people. Across the country, 1.1 million people need humanitarian assistance.

“The difficulties people in Libya face in providing for their basic needs are real and we all need to be aware of the human cost of inaction,” said Ms. Ribeiro. “In my interactions with Libyan men, women and children I see people who want to feel safe, have their rights respected and know that they do not have to live from day to day.”

The  response strategy revolves around three main axes:


Rapid response for emergency and life-saving assistance


Multi-sectoral assistance targeting the most vulnerable people and households


Restoring basic functionality and access to services.

  • Emergency food distribution
  • Emergency health care, medicine distribution, trauma and emergency kits, delivery kits, support to health workers
  • Clinical management of rape (CMR)
  • Psychological First Aid
  • Non-food items (NFIs ): hygiene and dignity kits
  • Water provision (domestic and potable), water treatment
  • Protection monitoring
  • Education in emergencies and psychosocial support
  • Registration
  • ERW helpline, ERW contamination reporting, mine risk education, risk awareness, spot clearance
  • Humanitarian evacuation for migrants and refugees
  • Provision of agricultural emergency inputs
  • Protection monitoring
  • Psychosocial support (including specialised services for children)
  • Child protection
  • Provision of non-communicable disease (NCD) kits, health worker capacity enhancement
  • Victim assistance (for those a ected by ERW)
  • Improving access to assistive devices for persons with disabilities
  • Clearance of explosive hazards, mine risk education, reporting of contaminated areas
  • Food assistance
  • Mobile schools, provision of educational support
  • Voluntary return for stranded migrants
  • Livelihoods support and provision of agricultural inputs
  • Light rehabilitation of basic service facilities (e.g. health facilities, con ict-a ected schools, water supply systems, WASH facilities)
  • Provision of livelihoods assets (e.g. shing/agricultural equipment, etc)
  • Mine risk education, small arms light weapons risk awareness/atti- tude changes
  • Case management and referral systems
  • Catch-up classes for drop-out children, remedial classes for children at risk of failing or dropping out, recreational activities in schools, teachers training on education in emergency (EiE), support to formal and non-formal education
  • Community-based health services