Tag Archives | coronavirus

UNDP Anti-Corruption Day event in Benghazi

UNDP in Libya marks Anti-Corruption Day with a roundtable in Benghazi As the devastating socio-economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to reverberate across the globe, the virus is creating, "new opportunities to exploit weak oversight and inadequate transparency, diverting funds away from people in their hour of greatest need". This year's United Nations campaign […]

Libya-Tunisia Borders Reopen

By John Lee. The border crossing between Libya and Tunisia at Ra's Ajdir [Ras Jedir, Ras Ajdir] was reportedly reopened on Saturday 14th November. It had been closed for he past eight months in an attempt to contain the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). More here. (Source: Anadolu Agency)

Libya gets new COVID-19 Testing Machines

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is helping Libya to effectively respond to COVID-19 as part of its mission to reduce inequalities and build resilience in the conflict affected country. Today, through its Stabilization Facility for Libya (SFL), UNDP delivered five testing machines to the National Center for Disease Control (NCDC) in Misrata. This lot […]

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)