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Libya

HI has been operating continuously in Libya since 2011, and up until the end of 2014, delivered large-scale humanitarian mine action. Today, HI works to protect residents from the dangers of explosive remnants of war and small arms and light weapons through risk education messaging.

Students sitting at a desk looking at a enlarged comic strip pertaining to mine dangers.

Students participate in a mine risk education sessions at school. | © J-J. Bernard / HI

Our actions

Until mid-2022, Humanity & Inclusion delivered health and protection services including physical therapy, provision of assistive devices and mobility equipment and mental health support to people directly impacted by the ongoing crisis. The organization also supported health and rehabilitation centers in Libya with technical capacity development and donations of much-needed and otherwise depleted equipment

Since mid-2020, HI has increased its support to health professionals in physical rehabilitation and mental health support. HI has also reinitiated risk education activities in Tripoli and developed victim assistance activities, to improve data collection, injury surveillance and case management for victims of explosive ordnances.

Areas of intervention

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Coordinating emergency teams responding to Libya floods
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Emergency

Coordinating emergency teams responding to Libya floods

Atlas Logistique, Humanity & Inclusion's Logistics Division, is supporting the emergency response to Storm Daniel, which devastated Derna and other parts of eastern Libya.

Libya: providing rehabilitation care to cases presenting complications
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Health Rehabilitation

Libya: providing rehabilitation care to cases presenting complications

Reem Mansour is a physical therapist working for Humanity & Inclusion in Tripoli. She explains the importance of rehabilitation in post-war Libya.

Half a ton of weapons and bombs destroyed in Tawergha, Libya
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Explosive weapons

Half a ton of weapons and bombs destroyed in Tawergha, Libya

Since November 2018, Humanity & Inclusion's six weapons specialists have removed 150 explosive devices from the streets of Tawergha, a city south of Misrata, Libya. Team leader Simon Elmont tells us more about the organization’s work.

Background

Map of Humanity & Inclusion's interventions in Libya

Since 2011 and until mid-2020, Libya has almost continuously been the site of a civil war.

During the second Libyan Civil War, over half a million people were displaced, and by 2018 the conflict claimed more than 4,400 civilian lives since 2014. The civilian population is not only impacted by the criminalization of armed groups and armed conflict, but by the collapse of an official economy and the development of a shadow war economy. In addition, the overall number of migrants, asylum seekers refugees in Libya is estimated at 977,000.

The cost of the political conflict has taken a severe toll on the Libyan economy, which has remained in recession. An increasing inflation rate has impacted the population’s capacities to purchase essential goods such as food and drinks, housing, electricity, water, gas and other fuels, and transportation.

Since March 2021, Libya continued to be affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. After a period of low case numbers, January 2022 marked an increase in the number of COVID-19 positive cases due to circulation of the Omicron variant.

Number of HI staff members: 12

Date the program launched: 2011

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