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13 Dec 2017 description


World Humanitarian Data and Trends presents global and country-level data-and-trend analysis about humanitarian crises and assistance. Its purpose is to consolidate this information and present it in an accessible way, providing policymakers, researchers and humanitarian practitioners with an evidence base to support humanitarian policy decisions and provide context for operational decisions.
The information presented covers two main areas: humanitarian needs and assistance in 2016, and humanitarian trends, challenges and opportunities.

13 Dec 2017 description

12 December 2017, Tunis - In continuation to the efforts aiming to enhance the capacities of health personnel and improve access to medical supplies in Libya, the EU-funded WHO project “Strengthening Health Information System and Medical Supply Chain Management (SHAMS)” is currently conducting an introductory training workshop on "Pharmaceutical Inventory Management".

12 Dec 2017 description
report European Commission

European Commission - Press release

Brussels, 12 December 2017

The Commission adopted a new €10.9 million health programme which will support Libyan people to get better access to healthcare.

The EU-funded action will directly benefit the Libyan population and improve their access to healthcare. Measures will include assistance to maternal and new-born health, trainings for future nurse and midwifery and the establishment of a national prevention strategy at primary health care level countrywide.

12 Dec 2017 description



Des groupes armés rivaux dans la ville de Mobaye, au sud du pays, ont accepté de cesser le feu, de libérer les routes principales et de permettre des opérations d'aide. L'assistance alimentaire, la protection civile et l'éducation sont les besoins humanitaires urgents. Une organisation humanitaire a déjà envoyé des approvisionnements médicaux à la ville où une alerte de potentielle crise nutritionnelle a été lancée.


12 Dec 2017 description



At least 10 people were killed on 7 and 10 December in the South-West region, which along with the North-West, have been gripped by protests and violence against alleged Government marginalisation. More than 5,000 people have already fled to neighbouring Nigeria. There are fears that the figure could rise with the escalating tensions.



08 Dec 2017 description

Key Figures

  • 547,702 people of concern

  • 44,306 registered refugees & asylum seekers

  • 199,091 internally displaced persons

  • 304,305 IDP returnees

08 Dec 2017 description

Key figures

  • 199,091 Libyans currently internally displaced (IDPs)

  • 304,305 returned IDPs (returns registered in 2017)

  • 44,306 registered refugees and asylumseekers in Libya

  • 116,622 persons arrived in Italy by sea so far in 2017

  • 987 monitoring visits to detention centres

  • 950 asylum-seekers and refugees released from detention

Funding USD 77.2 M requested in 2017

Population Movements

07 Dec 2017 description

About DTM Libya

Funded by the European Union the Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) in Libya tracks and monitors population movements in order to collate, analyze and share information packages on Libya’s populations on the move.

04 Dec 2017 description

The World Health Organization (WHO) country office in Libya delivered on 29 November 2017 Two (2) Mechanical Ventilation Units with all the accessories to Tragen Hospital – South of Libya which is among the most vulnerable and underserved area in Libya. These mechanical ventilation units are used to save lives by assisting or replace spontaneous breathing in Intensive Care Unit cases. World Health Organization confirms its continued humanitarian commitment and support to the health sector all over Libya.

03 Dec 2017 description
report African Union

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – 2 December 2017: As a follow-up to his communiqué on the plight of African migrants in Libya, the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), Mr. Moussa Faki Mahamat, dispatched the Commissioner for Social Affairs, Mrs Amira El Fadil, to Libya, as his Special Envoy to consult on the conditions of stranded African migrants in Libya.

01 Dec 2017 description

Key figures

199,091 Libyans currently internally displaced (IDPs)

304,305 returned IDPs (returns registered in 2017)

44,306 registered refugees and asylumseekers in Libya

116,545 persons arrived in Italy by sea so far in 2017


01 Dec 2017 description


  • Insecurity in Libya continues to generate displacement, humanitarian needs

  • UN records 23 civilian deaths in October as a result of conflict in Libya

  • Access to cash and health care, as well as safety and security, remain key needs among conflict-affected populations

  • Donors contribute $85.7 million toward the 2017 Libya HRP as of December


01 Dec 2017 description

Tunis, 30 November 2017 – The Special Representative of the Secretary General, Dr Ghassan Salame, together with UNICEF team visited rehabilitated schools in Benghazi yesterday. The completion of rehabilitation work in six schools in the city provide access to improved education environment for some 6,000 girls and boys.

01 Dec 2017 description

Key Figures

  • 547,004 people of concern

  • 43,608 registered refugees & asylum seekers

  • 199,091* internally displaced persons

  • 304,305* IDP returnees

01 Dec 2017 description

Libya continues to be the main transit point for departure from North Africa towards Europe. UNHCR's interventions at disembarkation points in Libya focus on the provision of life-saving assistance and protection monitoring, to identify persons in need of international protection, as well as vulnerable individuals, such as unaccompanied and separated children, elderly, medical cases, women at risk or victims of trafficking. As of 30 November 2017, the Libyan Coast Guard rescued/intercepted a total of 14,201 people in different locations along the Libyan coast.

01 Dec 2017 description
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The Global Humanitarian Overview

  • Is the world’s most comprehensive, authoritative and evidence-based assessment of humanitarian needs;

  • Is based on detailed analysis of wide-ranging data from many different sources, and face-to-face interviews with hundreds of thousands of people directly affected by humanitarian crises across the globe;

30 Nov 2017 description

At this time of the year, people and institutions take a step back to reflect on what’s been achieved and how to do things differently.

For those of us in the humanitarian sector, we look at how much money we mobilized, how many people we assisted and who was left out.

Sadly, it is often the humanitarian crises that make the headlines that attract the highest levels of funding, while others continue to fester with inadequate resources or attention.

30 Nov 2017 description


The Humanitarian Overview: An analysis of key crises into 2018 focuses primarily on the crises that are expected to deteriorate in the coming year and outlines the likely corresponding humanitarian needs.

Based on our weekly Global Emergency Overview (GEO), we have identified 12 countries that are likely to face deteriorating humanitarian situations in 2018. We include a further six countries where the crises are already severe and likely to continue in a similar trend.

28 Nov 2017 description

Tunis – On 27 November IOM, the UN Migration Agency and the World Health Organization (WHO), in collaboration with the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), brought together 47 health professionals from across Libya to undergo a three day-training on Strengthening Disease Early Warning Alert and Response System (EWARS), which they will deploy in Libya.

Another 40 health practitioners will receive the same training during a second session, which will take place from 30 November to 2 December.