On Wednesday, Libya’s National Economic & Social Development Board and the World Food Programme (WFP) solidified their commitment to fortifying food security, by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).
This partnership embarks on a journey to implement multifaceted projects designed to provide substantial support to government institutions in crucial areas. This includes social protection, food security, social registry, and community development.
The WFP in Libya emphasised that this alliance adheres to its strategic plan for the 2023-2025 period, aiming to enhance national systems and empower government activities that effectively assist various populations across Libya.
A special focus is on bolstering national structures, and amplifying the government’s initiatives to provide meaningful support to diverse communities in Libya. Against the backdrop of an ever-increasing need for strengthened food security and social protection mechanisms, this initiative seeks not only to foster projects for sustenance, but also to weave them into a broader network of socio-economic empowerment and development.
Through the deployment of projects under this MoU, multiple aspects of life for Libya’s populations are poised to witness enhancement and upliftment.
Libya, a nation in North Africa, has experienced significant political and economic instability since the 2011 revolution and the subsequent fall of Muammar Gaddafi.
The post-Gaddafi era in Libya has been characterised by internal conflicts, political fragmentation, and economic challenges that have severely impacted various aspects of Libyan society, including food security and social welfare. These have often resulted in reduced food production, disrupted supply chains, and soaring food prices, all of which have exacerbated the problem of food insecurity in the nation.