Tunis, 30 January 2018 - After seven years of conflict, the humanitarian situation in Libya continues to deteriorate with 378,000 children in need of life-saving assistance and protection throughout 2018.
“2018 is a pivotal year for Libya, especially for children,” said Abdel-Rahman Ghandour, UNICEF Special Representative to Libya.
Tripoli, 18 January 2018 – Following the armed clashes that took place in Mitiga Airport and surrounding areas in Tripoli, the World Health Organization (WHO) country office in Libya delivered urgently one Emergency Trauma kits type B to the Filed Hospital in Tripoli, which is operated by the Ministry of Health’s Administration of Wounded. Each kit covers the treatment of 100 injured cases and was procured with the financial support of the European Union Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid (ECHO).
Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman arrived in Libya on 10 January to discuss with Libyan leaders the implementation of the United Nations Action Plan for the country and ways to bolster international support for Libya. Today we look, along with our colleagues in the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), at what the Plan entails and how the UN, led on the ground by Special Representative of the Secretary-General Ghassan Salamé, has been working with Libyans to bring it to life.
UN Action Plan for Libya
Thirty thousands (30,000) people in Zintan will benefit from the medical supplies provided by the World Health Organization (WHO) and funded by the European Union Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid (ECHO).
In the context of ongoing response to the health needs in Libya, WHO has provided on 3rd January, thirty (30) Basic and three (3) Supplementary Interagency Emergency Health Kits (IEHK) and six (6) Trauma kit type B to Zintan general hospital.
Tunis, 26 December 2017 - Sixty thousand (60,000) people in Benghazi will benefit from medical supplies provided by the World Health Organization (WHO) and funded by the European Union Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid (ECHO).
In the context of its ongoing response to the health situation in Libya, WHO, has provided on 21 December, 60 Basic Interagency Emergency Health Kits (IEHK) with 6 supplement and 9 Trauma kit Type B to Al-Jalaa Hospital in Benghazi.
Libya - To commemorate International Migrants Day on 18 December 2017 and to celebrate and shed light on the positive impact of migration on our society the UN Migration Agency (IOM) organized activities and events in the east, west and south of Libya.
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".
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.
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.
20 November 2017 - WHO has received reports from the Sabha medical center on recent kidnapping of one of its doctors.
WHO strongly condemns kidnapping of health workers as well as any other attacks on medical personnel and health facilities. We consider immoral and illegal any act of verbal or physical violence, obstruction or threat of violence that interferes with the availability, access and delivery of health care.
Attacks on health facilities and medical staff negatively affect health care delivery and deprive civilians in need from receiving health services.
On 6 November 2017, the World Health Organization (WHO) country office in Libya delivered urgently 5 Interagency Emergency Health Kits (IEHK) to Ghat as part of the WHO humanitarian response to the city. These kits are designed to meet basic health needs of 5000 people for approximately three months and will help struggling health facilities to deliver primary health services to thousands of people. WHO is working on making the Ghat hospital fully functional in the coming weeks. World Health Organization re-confirmed its continued humanitarian commitment and support to all over Libya.
The World Health Organization (WHO) country office in Libya delivered on 1st November 2017 to Derna three (3) Trauma Kits which can treat more than 300 moderate and serious injuries. This kits were procured with financial assistance from European Union Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid (ECHO). The WHO would like to thanks the Libyan Red Crescent for providing assistance in transportation the Kits to Derna and special thanks to ECHO for its continued commitment to support the humanitarian health needs in Libya.
Tunis, 15 September, 2017 – The Government of Italy contributes Euro 1,000,000 to UNICEF in Libya for supporting a multi-sectoral programme to enhance the quality and delivery of services for conflict affected children and their families. The programme will focus vulnerable children living in under-served areas in Libya such as Sebha and Benghazi.
The World Health Organization (WHO) country office in Libya delivered on 8th August 2017 to Sabha Medical Center ten (10) International Emergency Health kits (IEHK) which are standardized kit of essential medicines, supplies and equipment.
This kits were procured with financial assistance from European Union Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid (ECHO). One kit is designed to meet the basic health needs of 10,000 people for approximately 3 months. In addition, ten (10) Trauma kits were also provided to the Center which can treat more than 1000 moderate and serious injuries.
Strengthening Health information system And Medicines Supply chain management SHAMS Project in Libya
A Brief on the planning of Strengthening Disease Early Warning Alert and Response System (EWARS) in Libya
From 12 to 15 June 2017
The 5th Board Meeting of the Stabilisation Facility for Libya (SFL) was held at the Corinthia Hotel, in Tripoli on the 14th of June. The Board, co-chaired on behalf of the GNA by Minister of Planning designate, Dr Taher Jehaimi and on behalf of the United Nations Development Programme, by Ms Maria Ribeiro, Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary General and UNDP Representative for Libya, reviewed progress and future opportunities for the SFL. The SFL, managed by UNDP, supports Government action to provide tangible assistance to cities affected by the crisis.
The World Health Organization (WHO) country office in Libya delivered on 28 May 2017, 5 (five) Emergency Trauma Kits on 28 June to treat 500 moderate and serious injuries to Brak Alshaati (Alzwaya Center and Bergen Hospital). Recent conflict in Brak Alshaati killed about 140 people and inflicted more than 200 moderate to serious injuries. The World Health Organization confirmed continued humanitarian commitment and support to all over Libya.
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.
TRIPOLI, Libya, 23 January 2017 - An interagency mission from IOM, UNHCR, and UNICEF visited Abu-Salim Centre in Tripoli as part of the UN Country Team plans to improve the humanitarian assistance and protection of migrants and refugees in Libya.
Director of the Centre, Mr Ramadan Rayes, accompanied the mission and explained that currently around 90 migrants and refugees are hosted in the centre including women and children.