Libya Humanitarian Emergency

A pregnant Libyan refugee with her son.
UN Photo/UNHCR/A. Duclos

Libya continues to experience conflict and political instability, which has impacted millions of people across the country since the uprising in 2011. In the last 12 months, ongoing conflict in populated areas has directly affected an estimated 1.62 million Libyans. Humanitarian actors estimate that 1.1 million people, of which 378,000 are children and 307,000 are women, are in need of humanitarian assistance and protection in 2018. The protection environment in Libya remains greatly challenging because of the denial of access to healthcare and widespread and various forms of gender-based violence (GBV). In 2018, UNFPA continues its strong presence in the GBV sub-cluster and sexual and reproductive health / Minimum Initial Service Package working group.

Country Population: 6.3 mil

Humanitarian needs

Last updated on - 01 December 2018
UN Photo/Iason Foounten

Humanitarian funding

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Key results2018

  • People Reached
    People reached with Dignity Kits
    UNFPA-assisted safe deliveries
    Affected population who directly benefited from all types of emergency RH kits
    Women and girls accessing services provided through Service Delivery Points (SDPs) that are equipped with Post-Rape Kits
    GBV survivors reached
  • Services delivered
    Number of mobile clinics
    Functional health facilities supported by UNFPA that provide Emergency Obstetric Care (EmOC)
    Number of safe spaces
    Number of service delivery points supported that provide clinical management of rape
    Maternity health facilities/tents/homes operationalized with UNFPA support
    Dignity Kits distributed
  • Capacity building
    Youth facilitators and volunteers trained on sexual and reproductive health
    Personnel trained on Minimum Initial Package (MISP)

Emergencies related listing

  • 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.
  • L1: Humanitarian crises in which the national and international resources available in the affected country are sufficient for the required response.
  • L2: Humanitarian crises requiring significant support from neighbouring countries, regional organizations and possibly humanitarian agency headquarters.
  • L3: Major, sudden-onset humanitarian crises requiring mobilization across the humanitarian system.
  • Crisis levels are determined by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee, a forum of UN and non-UN humanitarian partners.