Monday, November 21, 2016

Libya: Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 09 | November 2016
REPORT from UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Published on 21 Nov 2016 —

• US$120.7 million funding gap still exists for activities under the 2016 HRP.

• More than 89,000 people benefited from life-saving medicines and medical supplies provide by WHO across Libya.

• 6,770 MT of food for more than 113,000 people distributed in October but funding gaps remain.

• 304 migrants voluntarily repatriated in October to Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Chad, Ethiopia, Kenya and Gambia.

• UNICEF delivered 1.8 million doses of polio vaccinations to the Ministry of Public Health for the upcoming vaccination campaign aiming to target 1.5 million children.

• Azzawya, Benghazi and Derna remain areas of concern due to ongoing fighting.

2017 Humanitarian Response Plan prioritises life-saving priority needs across Libya

Civilians in Libya continue to suffer as a result of ongoing conflict, political instability and a deteriorating economy and social services. The resulting humanitarian impact has affected hundreds of thousands of people across the country that are living in unsafe conditions with little or no access to life-saving health care assistance, essential medicines, food, safe drinking water, shelter and education. Out of a total population of 6.4 million, the Humanitarian Needs Overview (HNO) has identified a total of 1.3 million people in urgent need of humanitarian assistance. This includes Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), returnees, most vulnerable non-displaced Libyans, migrants, refugees and asylum seekers.

Drawing from analysis in the HNO, the 2017 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) will prioritise the humanitarian needs of the most vulnerable people across Libya, including non-displaced in need, IDPs, refugees and migrants. The HRP will strictly prioritise immediate life-saving interventions, while the international community and Libyan partners continue to work towards more sustainable political, economic and security solutions.

Working closely with Libyan counterparts, interventions in 2017 will focus on the provision of safe and dignified access to health services and essential medicines, as well as other basic services such as food, water, hygiene, sanitation, shelter and education, and to protect the most vulnerable Libyans, migrants and refugees.

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