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$120m still Required as Libya Tackles New Crisis

From the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA): The situation in Libya remains volatile. Fresh outbreaks of violence are placing a strain on existing funds as humanitarian responders work to assist those affected. Across Libya, humanitarian programmes continue to provide urgent assistance to internally displaced persons (IDPs) from previous waves of displacement, […]

Conflict Keeps 279,000 Children Out of School

The United Nations' Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has warned that the Libya conflict is preventing some 279,000 children from attending school across the country. “A total of 558 schools across various regions of Libya (were) classed as nonfunctional, affecting approximately 279,000 school-age children,” OCHA said in a report. Schools had closed […]

Civilians Suffer from use of Explosive Weapons

Shattered lives: Civilians suffer from the use of explosive weapons in Libya Violence and conflict in Libya since February 2011 have had a grave impact on civilians. A new briefing paper from PAX and UNOCHA, ‘Shattered lives: Civilians suffer from the use of explosive weapons in Libya', illustrates the heavy price that civilians have paid […]