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COVID-19 Response: SFL delivers Ventilators

COVID-19 Response: The Stabilization Facility for Libya delivers ventilators to health authorities As a result of a need assessment carried out by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) together with the Libyan Ministry of Health (MoH) and the World Health Organization (WHO), and with the aim of supporting the national response to COVID-19 in Libya, […]

UN Postpones Libyan Human Rights Investigation

By John Lee. The United Nations has agreed to postpone an investigations into human rights violations in Libya due to "the current liquidity crisis affecting the United Nations Secretariat and the restrictions imposed due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic". On 22 June 2020, the United Nations Human Rights Council established the Independent Fact-Finding Mission […]

Libyan Healthcare Professionals 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 […]

UN, WFP Expand Partnership to reach more Refugees

The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) are expanding their support for food insecure refugees and asylum seekers in Libya with emergency food assistance in response to the severe socio-economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country as well as the effects of the ongoing conflict. The two […]

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 […]