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The Coronavirus Could Heal Libya

By Edward P. Joseph and Wolfgang Pusztai, for Foreign Policy. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. The pandemic might prompt the kind of cooperation needed to end the country's civil war, after years of fighting and foreign intervention failed. Click here […]

Video: Libya's Health Service in Danger of Collapse

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Libya has so far avoided the worst of the coronavirus, with just 17 confirmed cases. But with a war raging, the health service could be in danger of complete collapse if the virus […]

US, UNICEF to Assist Children and Families in Libya

U.S. Support to UNICEF to Assist Children and Families in Midst of Conflict, COVID-19 Pandemic US Ambassador Norland participated in a virtual meeting on April 3 led by UNICEF's Special Representative to Libya, Abdel-Rahman Ghandour, who provided Embassy staff with a briefing on UNICEF's vital assistance to children in Libya. In addition, Mr. Ghandour described […]

IOM Briefs on Support to Libyan Health and Local Authorities

IOM Director Briefs U.S. Ambassador on Support to Libyan Health and Local Authorities US Ambassador Norland participated in a virtual briefing on April 2 led by the Chief of Mission of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) for Libya, Federico Soda, who provided an update on IOM's crucial and lifesaving assistance to Libya's most vulnerable […]

US Commits $6m to Libya for COVID-19 Response

By John Lee. The US will provide $6 million in additional humanitarian assistance to Libya in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the US Embassy to Libya has announced. In a statement, the Embassy said: "These funds will help health officials to prevent the spread of the disease and to respond to those in need who've […]

UN Secretary-General on calls for Humanitarian Pause

Statement attributable to the spokesperson for the Secretary-General on the positive response of Libyan parties to calls for humanitarian pause The Secretary-General welcomes the positive responses by the Government of National Accord (GNA) and the Libyan National Army (LNA) on 18 and 21 March respectively, to the calls for a humanitarian pause to stop the […]

Libya Responds to Coronavirus Pandemic

By John Lee. A high-level meeting was held last night between the Tripoli-based Ministries of Health and the Interior, and Libya's National Center for Disease Control (NCDC), to discuss the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. Among those in attendance were Minister of Health Dr. Hamid Omar, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Interior Khaled Mazen, and Director of the […]

EU Partnership with AICS, UNDP and UNICEF

The rehabilitation of critical infrastructure and the delivery of better services to Libyans are at the core of the European Union funded programme on "Recovery, Stability and Socio-economic Development in Libya." Implemented by the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the programme […]