Libyan Woman Launches “Plant a Tree” Initiative in Benghazi


An initiative has been launched to plant 1,000 trees in the Al-Baraka area of the city of Benghazi. These trees will be planted in a garden that was destroyed by years of neglect and the recent war, said Libyan journalist, Reem El-Breki.

El-Breki announced that an afforestation campaign in more than half a hectare in the east.

El-Breki, a candidate for the Libyan Parliament, called on the people to participate in the initiative, pointing out that the work will continue over four days.

Her initiative, which was welcomed by activists on social media, sheds light on the stability experienced by the city of Benghazi. This has prompted politicians to launch projects aimed at beautifying areas, roads, and services in general.

Benghazi has suffered from security, chaos, and destruction due to the extremist groups that settled there following the events of February 2011.

In 2017, the Libyan National Army (LNA) managed to liberate the city, expelling most of these groups and returning law and order.

Much of Benghazi’s infrastructure was destroyed. Most government buildings, hospitals, schools, and diplomatic headquarters were destroyed. As well as civilian homes and some shops and cafes.