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Hostilities Threaten Libya's COVID-19 Response

By John Lee. Hostilities in western Libya have continued to cause civilian casualties and triggered new displacement at a time when the country is responding to the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic. On 12 April, heavy shelling struck an ambulance near Misrata killing a paramedic - the eighth attack on health facilities this year. Shelling […]

Fourth Shipment of Equipment to Fight COVID-19

Almost a hundred boxes of health care equipment hace arrived at the NOC warehouse, for later distribution to clinics and hospitals across all Libya. The National Oil Corporation (NOC)'s Sustainable Development Department received on Monday April 13, 2020, the fourth shipment of medical equipment. This is part of the corporation's ongoing efforts to help fight […]

EU Condemns Hospital Attack in Tripoli

Statement by the EU Spokesperson on the hospital attack in Tripoli The shelling of medical facilities in Libya such as Tripoli's Al Khadra General Hospital on Tuesday [7th April], causing injuries and damages to the functionality of this medical facility, including its maternity and intensive care units, is unacceptable and must stop. This attack is […]

OMV, NOC provides Medical Kit to help fight Coronavirus

By John Lee. The Sustainable Development Department of the National Oil Corporation (NOC) has procured medical equipment and devices needed to deal with the coronavirus, in coordination with the Austrian company OMV. The equipment, which was received on Tuesday, April 7, 2020, included face masks, medical protective gowns, thermometers, disinfectants and other medical items.  NOC […]

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 […]