Libya Humanitarian Emergency

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

Libya continues to experience armed conflict and political instability since the uprising that deposed Colonel Gaddafi in 2011. Nearly half a million people have been internally displaced, while millions more require humanitarian assistance amid worsening hostilities. Women and adolescents are especially vulnerable to violence in crisis situations and are particularly in need of protection and access to health services. UNFPA and partners work to provide sexual and reproductive health services to the affected populations and to establish mechanisms to prevent and respond to gender-based violence.

Country Population: 6.3 mil
Level of Crisis:
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Humanitarian needs

2.44 million
Last updated on - 01 January 2017
UN Photo/Iason Foounten

Humanitarian funding

Resources in $

Key results2016

  • Services delivered
    Total people reached with sexual and reproductive health and gender-based violence services in humanitarian settings
    Number of facilities supported that provide emergency obstetric care

Emergencies updates and resources

  • 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.