Basic Services are Key to Stabilizing Libya

Launched in April 2016, our Stabilization Facility for Libya aims to fill key gaps between humanitarian relief and sustainable, democratic development—providing supplies such as ambulances, garbage trucks, fire engines, solar panels, generators and computers for schools and government offices.

Energy is vital to the health sector, to keep operating theatres well lit, vaccines refrigerated, and dialysis machines working.

Making use of Libya’s ample sunshine, we have now installed solar panels in a total of nine hospitals in the east, west and south of the country. UNDP is also supporting the installation of solar PV systems for five additional hospitals, as well as innovative solar street lights for airport road lighting in Benghazi. We are also helping the government repair damaged infrastructure and deliver education, water and sanitation, benefiting more than 1.5 million people.

Providing such basic, vital services is key to meeting Libyans’ expectations. The UNDP-managed Stabilization Facility for Libya is allowing people to look ahead to lives of greater security, dignity and opportunity.

The Benghazi Kidney Center, which had been closed for two years, was also rehabilitated and reopened under the project. Some 2,500 patients require kidney treatment in Benghazi alone. As one patient said: “This showed us that work is happening after the war. It gives us hope for the future.”

(Source: UNDP)

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