WFP Libya Country Brief, July 2017

Report
from World Food Programme
Published on 31 Jul 2017 View Original

Highlights

  • In July, the Italian Cooperation and Development Agency confirmed a EUR 1 million donation to WFP Libya. This generous contribution, the second made by Italy for WFP’s food assistance programme in Libya since 2016, will support almost 80,000 people for one month.

Operational Updates

  • In July, the Italian Cooperation and Development Agency confirmed a EUR 1 million donation to WFP Libya. This generous contribution, the second made by Italy for WFP’s food assistance programme in Libya since 2016, will support almost 80,000 people for one month.

  • In July, WFP reached 41,145 people out of a targeted 150,000 people in need of food assistance throughout Libya. The low number of people reached is due to continued procurement and customs clearance issues in the eastern corridor.

  • WFP, along with other UN agencies and NGOs, is part of the Joint Market Initiative that includes a Market Assessment, a Market Analysis, and regular Market Monitoring. A training for WFP’s cooperating partners on market monitoring took place in July.

  • A short social media video highlighting the needs in-country and WFP’s response is available in both English and Arabic as well as the story of a female-headed household receiving WFP assistance within Libya, published on the WFP Insight channel. WFP is also interacting through social media via the UN in Libya Facebook page, which reports in both Arabic and English, and the WFP Middle East and North Africa Twitter feed and Facebook page.

Challenges

  • Without consistent funding, WFP is unable to reach its planned number of beneficiaries and is forced to further reduce the number of people receiving food assistance.

  • WFP’s cooperating partners are faced with sporadic telecommunication and electricity outages as well as fuel shortages, all of which exacerbate existing operational challenges.