UN Says One Million People in Need in Libya


On Wednesday, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Libya said that the ceasefire resolution in Libya paves the way for an end to the conflict and the way towards peace and stability.

“More than 10,000 migrants and refugees have been returned to Libya during the current year, which exceeds the numbers of 2019”, the office said in a statement.

The statement added that COVID-19 cases in Libya are increasing. A 76% increase in the number of confirmed cases compared to October was reported. It pointed out that the lack of vaccines puts the lives of more than 25,000 children at risk across the country.

“There are nearly a million people in need of assistance and the percentage of those targeted has reached 0.3 million. There are 392,000 displaced persons and 585,000 migrants and refugees in Libya. The office was able to reach 309,000 people”, the statement noted.

Regarding the funding of humanitarian operations, it stated that “$129.8 million is required and $96.9 million has been funded, and the progress made is 75%”.