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 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 lifesaving healthcare, is severely constrained. Women and girls in particular face unmet health needs.There has been an alarming increase in maternal mortality due to lack of human and financial resources and supplies, insecurity and lack of access. Migrants and refugees continue to face a multitude of protection risks, including unlawful killings, torture, arbitrary detention, rape and other forms of sexual and gender-based violence, forced labour, extortion and exploitation. 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 UN Women and the World Food Programme on operationalizing the humanitarian-development-peace nexus in the south of the country.

Country Population: 6.3 mil

Humanitarian needs

Last updated on - 14 Juillet 2020
UN Photo/Iason Foounten

Humanitarian funding

Resources in $

Key results2019

  • People Reached
    Total women reached with all types of SRH services
    People reached with Dignity Kits
    Total people reached with Adolescent SRH
    Total people reached with all types of GBV services
    Affected population reached with Family Planning services
  • Services delivered
    Nombre de cliniques mobiles
    Functional health facilities supported by UNFPA that provide Emergency Obstetric Care (EmOC)
    Nombre d'espaces sécurisés
    Health facilities that incorporate one-stop centers for GBV survivors, supported by UNFPA
  • Capacity strengthening
    Youth facilitators and volunteers trained on sexual and reproductive health
    Personnel trained on Minimum Initial Package (MISP)
    Personnel trained on clinical management of rape
    Has established a functional system for safe and ethical gender-based incident data management

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.

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