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Workshop for Primary Health Care Nurses in Libya

The WHO country office in Libya, in collaboration with its Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean and the Ministry of Health of Libya,completed a 2-week training of trainers workshop for the primary health care (PHC) nursing workforce in Libya. The workshop, comprising one-week theoretical sessions followed by a week of practical training, was made possible […]

US returns 6th Century Marble Statue to Libya

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) International Operations Division Chief Leo Lin returned a sixth century marble statue known as the “Head of a Veiled Woman,” during a repatriation ceremony at the Libyan Embassy, Thursday. “As a federal law enforcement agency with a global reach, HSI is a leader in investigating […]

New Ambulance for city of Tawergha

Stabilization Facility for Libya hands over an ambulance to the city of Tawergha The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Resident Representative in Libya, Mr. Gerardo Noto, handed over today an ambulance to the Chairman of the Local Council of Tawergha, Mr. Abdul-Rahman Al-Shakshak. The event took place in Tripoli as part of the efforts of […]

Launch of EU-Funded Mental Health Project

With the support of the European Union (EU), Handicap International (HI) and its partner Nebras (Tunisian Institute for Rehabilitation), in collaboration with the Libyan Ministry of Health, Libyan universities, the Faculty of Medicine and the University of Tunis El Manar, have announced the launch of a three-year project entitled “Action for Mental Health Assistance in […]

Citizenship “On Hold” in Libya

Amid Libya’s ongoing crisis, unresolved disputes over citizenship haunt society and the fragile state. A significant number of people in Libya – presumably several hundred thousand – are not formally recognized as citizens, despite considering themselves as such. Commonly referred to as “persons of undetermined legal status”, the majority are first- or second-generation immigrants whose […]

Elizabeth Hoff appointed WHO Representative in Libya

By John Lee. Elizabeth Hoff has been appointed World Health Organization (WHO) Representative in Libya. She has been WHO Representative in Syria since 2012, where she led the emergency health response in what has been described as the world’s largest and most complex humanitarian emergency. (Source: WHO)

How to put Libya back Together

“If the sun lost its gravity, its gases would explode and its unity would no longer exist. Accordingly, unity is the basis for survival.” Muammar Qaddafi’s “Green Book”, his rambling political manifesto, is full of pabulum. But the former Libyan dictator was right about the importance of unity, something his country has sorely lacked since […]

Italy gives UNICEF in Libya EUR 2m

By John Lee. The Italian foreign ministry has reportedly approved 2 million euros in funds from the Africa Fund to UNICEF for child protection in Libya. Part of the funds will be used to improve the hygiene and healthcare conditions in the Tripoli area, according to a report from ANSAmed. The project provides for the […]