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Coronavirus Continues to Spread in Libya

By John Lee. On Saturday 19th September, the National Center For Disease Control (NCDC) in Libya has announced an additional 796 patients with coronavirus (COVID-19). This brings the total as of Saturday to 27,234 patients. (Source: WHO)

Healthcare Pros Come Together to Combat COVID-19

Libyan Healthcare Professionals Come Together To Combat COVID-19 A group of Libyan healthcare professionals from across the country met in Tripoli, Benghazi, and Sebha to participate via a video teleconference in the first of a series of UN-supported technical exchanges to combat COVID-19. The aim of the initiative by Libyan healthcare professionals, which is supported […]

What Battle Against COVID-19 means for Democracy

What the battle against COVID-19 means for ‎democratic governance progress in Libya Every year, the International Day of Democracy conjures up thoughts of the values of freedom, respect for human rights, and the principle of holding periodic and genuine elections by universal suffrage. This year, the COVID-19 crisis brings to our mind the idea that […]

Million+ People to Benefit from COVID-19 Funding

Over one million people, including children, women, social workers and care givers to benefit from the additional funding toward the multi-sectoral preparedness and response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Libya The Government of the United States of America, through the Bureau of Humanitarian Assistance has approved additional funding of US$ 2 million toward UNICEF's multi-sectoral […]

Coronavirus Continues to Spread in Libya

By John Lee. On Monday 7th September, the National Center For Disease Control (NCDC) in Libya has announced an additional 1085 patients with coronavirus (COVID-19), as well as 81 recoveries and 11 deaths. This brings the total as of Monday to 18,834 patients. (Source: WHO)

Coronavirus Continues to Grow in Libya

By John Lee. On Tuesday 1st September, the National Center For Disease Control (NCDC) in Libya has announced an additional 658 patients, as well as 217 recovery and 5 deaths. This brings the total as of today to 14624 patients, of whom 1676 recovered, and 242 died. (Source: WHO)

Official Warns of Rising Number of COVID-19 Cases

The Director of the Libyan National Centre for Disease Control, Dr. Badr Al-Din Al-Najjar, has warned that the number of new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the capital, Tripoli and the city of Misrata, is on the increase. The number of cases requiring medical attention in Tripoli and Misrata has also risen, he added. The […]

Video: Drug Trafficking and Use in Libya

The trafficking and consumption of illicit drugs both within and through Libya are often overlooked as factors in the country's fragile situation. But the dynamics of illicit drug trading and use in Libya are just one manifestation of the rising drug challenge faced by North African states. Production, trafficking, and consumption are increasing and transforming […]