Libya Humanitarian Emergency

A pregnant Libyan refugee with her son.

Country Population:

6.3 mil

Level of crisis

  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3

Protracted armed conflict and political instability has impacted millions of people across Libya country and displaced thousands. The conflict has had a devastating impact on healthcare, with regular attacks against health facilities, medical personnel and ambulances. In many areas in the south of Libya, access to and quality of basic services, including life-saving healthcare, is severely constrained. Women and girls in particular face unmet health needs and there has been an alarming increase in maternal mortality. Migrants and refugees continue to face a multitude of protection risks, including arbitrary detention and sexual and gender-based violence. UNFPA has a strong presence in the gender-based violence sub-cluster and the sexual and reproductive health working group in Libya and is working jointly with partners to operationalize its humanitarian, development and peacebuilding priorities.

Humanitarian needs

Last updated on - April 2021

Total people in need

1.3 million

Women of reproductive age


Pregnant women


Young people


Humanitarian funding

Resources in US$

Key results2020

  • Results data are reported and updated as they become available.
  • -Targets and UNFPA's populations of concern, including women of reproductive age and pregnant women, are estimated using the MISP calculator.
  • -Funding estimates are based on country planning processes, including inter-agency humanitarian response plans and regional refugee and resilience plans.

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