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Libya - Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #8, Fiscal Year (FY) 2011



- International media sources indicate that fighting between pro- and anti-government forces has escalated during the past three days. The fighting is concentrated along the coast between Ras Lanuf and Sirte, and in the towns of Beriaga, Zawiya, and Misrata. Humanitarian access to western Libya remains limited due to insecurity.

- As of March 6, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appointed former Foreign Minister of Jordan Abdelilah Al-Khatib as the U.N. Special Envoy to Libya to conduct consultations with government authorities in Tripoli.

- On March 7, the U.N. released an appeal for $160 million to support initial humanitarian assistance efforts in Libya and border regions. The appeal includes support for the transportation of third country nationals (TCNs), food supplies and healthcare, coordination of services at transit camps in Tunisia and Egypt, and water, sanitation, and hygiene services at the camps.

- On March 6, U.S. President Obama signed the U.S. Department of State's Bureau for Population, Refugees, and Migration (State/PRM) request for $15 million in Emergency Refugee and Migration Assistance funds for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the International Organization for Migration (IOM), and the Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

- On March 7, USAID/OFDA committed $1 million to the International Medical Corps (IMC) to support health facilities in eastern Libya with medical supplies and staff. IMC is also poised to begin work in western Libya when security permits. USAID/OFDA committed additional funding to the Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development (ACTED) for the emergency distribution of non-food items-including blankets, hygiene kits, and water containers-to conflict-affected families in Benghazi who have not yet received assistance.