On 19th of April, WHO supplied 13 Trauma Kits and 14 Incubators to Hospital in Sirte, Bani Walid, Tripoli, Zliten, Assabia, El Khadra and Benghazi. One Trauma Kit is sufficient for 100 major surgical procedures and each kit contains all essential trauma care supplies and medicines.
This is support is part of WHO’s effort to maintain the supply chain of life-saving medicines and supplies intact. WHO thanks ECHO for providing funds for these supplies and the batch of subsequent medical supplies which are in the pipeline through ECHO support.
The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) is following with great concern the tense situation in and around Tamanhint, where intermittent fighting continues to be reported. The UN is deeply worried about the impact this heightened violence is having on the lives of the residents of South of Libya.
UNSMIL has received reports of food, water and medicine shortages, as well as increased electricity cuts. There are also reports of families fleeing their homes in Tamanhint to Sabha and Ubari.
The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Martin Kobler condemns the killing of 14 members of one family in Tarhouna, and calls for a prompt, impartial and full investigation into their deaths with a view to bringing those responsible to justice. The SRSG also urges protection of the witnesses and relatives of the victims.
Tunis, 6 April 2017 - UNFPA, United Nations Population in collaboration with UNESCO, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization and the Peacebuilding Support Office organized a consultation on Youth, Peace and Security in Hammamet, Tunisia from March 30th to April 1st 2017. with the participation of Mrs. Majdoline El Cherni, Minster of Youth and Sport in Tunisia and United Nations resident coordinators of Tunisia and Libya.
29 March 2017 - On Wednesday 29 March, the UNHCR Mission to Libya in Tunis launched a report titled “Mixed Migration Trends in Libya: Changing Dynamics”. In addition to this report, there was also a presentation on “The Human Conveyor Belt: the industrialisation of human smuggling and trafficking in post-revolution Libya”, by guest speaker, Senior Research Fellow at the Global Initiative, Mr Mark Micallef. The high-level event was attended by members of the diplomatic corps, United Nations Agencies, NGOs and the media, among others.