US: $850 Million Sent to Libya


The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has funded Libya with more than $18.2 million to combat the Coronavirus.

The agency said in a statement that the total US aid to Libya has amounted to about $850 million since 2011 in order to meet urgent humanitarian needs and support the comprehensive development of Libya.

The statement explained that the agency is cooperating with the non-governmental institutions, civil society, and the private sector “to support strengthening the foundations of a Libyan state and to support stability and self-reliance in Libya.”

The statement pointed out that the agency provides humanitarian aid to meet the immediate needs of Libyans affected by the conflict between the Libyan parties.

“USAID is working through its partnerships with the Libyan government institutions and civil society to support donors to the health sector and coordinate self-help,” the statement noted.

The statement continued that the Population, Refugees and Immigration Office of the US State Department provides more than 3.5 million dollars in aid to support vulnerable population groups in Libya during the pandemic, including refugees and migrants at risk.