Tag Archives | World Food Programme (WFP)

Joint Emergency Rapid Humanitarian Response

In response to the ongoing intense clashes in Tripoli, four United Nations agencies launched the Rapid Response Mechanism for the first time in Libya to provide assistance to vulnerable displaced families. The International Organization for Migration (IOM), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Food Programme (WFP) […]

Libyan GDP Grew 55% in 2017

According to the WFP‘s latest Safety Nets Alert Platform (SNAP), the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in Libya grew up by 55 percent in 2017 from the previous year. The improved performance has been driven by a revival in oil output and a pick-up in global oil prices. Crude Oil Production in Libya decreased slightly to […]

New Career Opportunities in Libya

By John Lee. The following career opportunities in Libya have been recently advertised: WASH Officer, UNICEF – United Nations Children’s Fund Information Management Officer, UNICEF – United Nations Children’s Fund Driver (four positions), WFP – World Food Programme Administrative assistant, EU delegation to Libya (Sources: UN, EU) (Picture: Finger pressing a new career start button from Olivier […]

WFP provides Emergency Food to Families Stranded in Desert

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has provided vital food assistance to nearly 3,000 displaced people stranded in the harsh Libyan desert as they struggle to return to their hometown of Tawergha, in Western Libya. Many Tawarghan families, displaced by internal conflict since 2011, have been trying to go home. But in early February, […]

WFP Provides Food in Sabratha

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has started providing vital food assistance to families who have been displaced by clashes between armed groups in western Libya’s Sabratha. The area has recently experienced an upsurge of conflict. Since the end of September, more than 15,000 people have moved to nearby cities and quieter areas of […]

WFP welcomes Emergency Food Assistance from Italy

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a contribution of €1 million (US$1.16 million) from the Government of Italy that will provide food assistance to tens of thousands of Libyans affected by the ongoing conflict since 2011. Wagdi Othman, WFP Libya Country Director, said: “We thank Italy for this generous contribution to WFP’s […]

WFP Dispatches Food to Displaced Families

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is distributing food in eastern Libya for the first time since last June to provide one-month’s assistance over the coming four weeks to nearly 80,000 displaced people in and around Benghazi, Libya’s second largest city. “Libyans who have had to flee their homes and are now displaced, especially […]

UN seeks $166m Aid for Libya

The United Nations called on the international community to provide $165.6 million in aid to Libya. Ali al-Zaatari, the UN’s humanitarian coordinator for Libya, told a news conference: “We need $165.6 million in 2016. If we don’t get that amount, which is modest in comparison with what is spent on armaments, for example, then we […]