The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR ) in Libya announced that rehabilitation works at two health centers in the south of Libya have been completed.
In a thread on its Twitter account, UNHCR said: “Ceremonies were held this week by partner ACTED for the completion of rehabilitation works in Mahroga and Al-Desa Health Centres (Al-Gorda Municipality) in the south of Libya.”
It added that the two facilities serve approximately 1,500 persons per month, including displaced families.
The thread noted that a few days before, “UNHCR’s partner ACTED also handed over Toweewa School in Al-Ghurifa Municipality, in the south of Libya, having completed rehabilitation works. Nearly 400 students are enrolled at the school, including internally displaced and refugee students.”
Last month, UNHCR, in cooperation with the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) began repair work on a sewage lifting station in north Benghazi.
In a statement, it said that the lifting station, which distributes sewage, will service the Sidi Houssein neighborhood. This is home to around 14,000 people, including refugees and internally displaced persons.
The UN organisation added that the project is “part of efforts to rehabilitate basic infrastructure in areas previously affected by conflict. It will include structural, plumbing, tiling, and electrical work.”
In 2022, more than 20,900 asylum-seekers, refugees, and migrants have been reported as rescued or intercepted by the Libyan authorities. UNHCR, alongside partners, continues to provide help and services to some of the most vulnerable asylum-seekers and refugees.
Oil-rich Libya plunged into chaos after a NATO-backed uprising toppled and killed longtime leader Muammer Gaddafi in 2011. In the chaos that followed, the county split, with the rival administrations backed by rogue militias and foreign governments. The country’s current political crisis stems from the failure to hold elections on 24 December 2021.
The country’s Prime Minister, Abdel-Hamid Dbaiba who is leading a transitional government in Tripoli has refused to step down. The country’s eastern-based Parliament appointed a rival prime minister who is seeking a UN seat.