WFP Libya Country Brief, June 2021

Situation Report
Originally published


In Numbers

  • 105,393 people assisted in June 2021

  • 933 mt of food assistance in June 2021

  • USD 357,300 of voucher assistance in June 2021

  • USD 11.5 million six-month net funding requirements (July – December 2021)

Operational Updates

  • In June, WFP reached around 105,390 people in need through its programmes in Libya, which include general and emergency food distributions, commodity evouchers, food assistance for training activities and school feeding.

  • Together with local partners, UNHCR and IOM, WFP provided ready-to-eat (RTE) food rations to over 9,445 vulnerable migrants, refugees and asylum-seekers in Alqatroun, Bani Walid, Sebha, Tripoli, Misurata, Azawia and Zwara, including 188 urgent cases newly released from detention.

  • The school feeding programme reached some 945 schoolchildren at four non-education schools in Sebha under the Education Cannot Wait fund and in collaboration with UNICEF and a local NGO partner.

  • Preparations are ongoing for the scale-up of Food for Training (FFT) activities in all regions, including hydroponics in the South and introduce microfinancing and access to finance for some FFT graduates. WFP also continued to implement skills based training projects that reached out 400 participants in Alghrifa, Bint Beya, Ghat and Sebha focusing on baking, bee keeping, painting, cooking and food preservation, water system and generators maintenance, and AC maintenance and installation, etc.

  • WFP as the lead agency of the Nexus Working Group organized a dialogue session in collaboration with UNHCR and UNICEF in the WFP-UN Hub in Benghazi with seven mayors from the Eastern municipalities, namely Albayda, Alkufra, Al Marj, Derna, Ejdabiya, Harawa, and Tobruk. Discussions focused on needs, and areas that require enhanced coordination between local authorities as well as humanitarian entities. WFP, UNHCR and UNICEF also conducted field missions to Tawergha IDP camps in Benghazi and Ejdabiya. WFP in collaboration with UNHCR is preparing a summary report that will be shared with UNCT members.