Weekly Security Report by SNE, 11th Feb 2014

More surprisingly a Secondary school on the 6th February suffered from an attack with 12 children reported as being injured. The power station at Sarir is still closed and the continued lack of output is exacerbating the power shortage for the Region and Libya as a whole. Water supplies are now having to be supplemented with local well water as the electric pumps still have no power.

South-Western Libya: The area of Sebha in the South has seen continued fighting this last week between the Awalad Suleiman and Tebu, peace negotiations have broken down. The Militia forces of Zinataan and Misrata which were sent to quell the instability pulled out of the area, prior to any ceasefire agreement. This was due in part to the anticipated trouble on Friday 7th February where many protests were planned for the Capital. The situation remains tenuous.

SNE assesses that travel to Libya is still possible but advises that stringent security and travel management plans are in place. An itinerary specific pre-travel risk assessment including mitigation measures are recommended. Travel to desert and border areas, between cities and major urban centres may require additional security support.

In-country personnel should be confident in their evacuation procedures and crisis management plans. Crime remains one of the biggest risks to foreign personnel operating on the ground and the risk is assessed to be at its highest in outlying areas of the cities, particularly after last light when travel is not recommended.

SNE can assist clients with pre entry risk assessments, on the ground physical support, safe discreet transportation, accommodation/business centre and risk management services throughout the region with villas and offices in both Tripoli & Benghazi.

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