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Funding Appeal 2022

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Violence and turmoil continue to adversely affect the population and hinder social, economic and political development in Libya.
Libya is ranked very low at Human Development Index 2020 - 105 out of 189 countries. According to Humanitarian Needs
Overview 2022 (HNO 2022), Libya continues to struggle to cope with the effects of ongoing conflict and insecurity, an economic
and governance crisis and the impacts of COVID-19.
According to the Humanitarian Needs Overview (HNO) 2022 - KEY FINDINGS, it is estimated that 804K people are identified
to be in need of humanitarian assistance including migrants (28,8%), IDPs (16,4%) and returnees (14,3%).
Libya’s health system, close to collapse prior to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, has been further weakened by the
exponential spreading of the virus. Challenges in accessing health services are higher in the southern region, compared to other
parts of the country, and among migrants and refugees more than Libyan population groups. Women and girls are more likely to
face challenges in accessing health services due to the lack of documentation required by many public health facilities.
The ongoing armed conflict, protracted instability, and COVID-19 pandemic have disproportionately impacted the lives of
women and girls in Libya, resulting in increased cases of domestic violence and other forms of gender-based violence. The lack
of specialized services for GBV survivors, and the lack of trust in existing health services further aggravates the situation
According to the protection cluster response plan for 2018, 307,000 women of reproductive age are in need of protection,
including internally displaced persons, returnees and host communities.
Young people in Libya make up a quarter of the population. In a youth survey of 2016, young Libyans described safety and
security as the main challenges they face, followed by lack of employment opportunities, life skills and education. Despite the
proliferation of armed groups and youth enrolment in them, the majority of Libyan youth are ready and willing to participate in
social development, economic productivity and peacebuilding initiatives.

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UNFPA Libya Annual Newsletter 2021

Annual Report

In 2021, Libya continued to grapple with the effects of conflict and
insecurity, economic and governance crisis and the impacts of
COVID-19. Despite recent political developments, Libya remains one of
the most volatile countries in the region and at a high risk of sudden
resumption of armed conflict. The presence of a large number of
vulnerable migrants, refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) in
addition to uncontrolled borders, foreign armed groups, organized crime
and violence continues to create unrest. This situation exacerbates the
underlying humanitarian situation and hampers Libya's path towards
stability and peaceful transition to a more durable solution.

Libya’s already depleted health system has been further stressed by the
exponential spreading of the COVID-19. Similarly, the long-lasting
instability factors have disproportionately impacted the lives of women
and girls, resulting in increased cases of domestic and other forms of
gender-based violence (GBV). Young people in Libya, a quarter of the
population, face challenges including lack of employment opportunities,
life skills and quality education and are exposed to violence and
instability. The insecurities have caused more vulnerabilities for already
marginalized population groups including migrants, refugees, IDPs and
host communities especially women, girls, children, elderly and persons
with disabilities (PWDs).

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UNFPA Libya Introduction Brochure

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UNFPA Libya introduction

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State of World Population 2021 - My Body is My Own

State of World Population Report

We have the inherent right to choose what we do with our body, to ensure its protection and care, to pursue its expression. The quality of our lives depends on it. In fact, our lives themselves depend on it.

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UNFPA Libya Special Newsletter - International Women's Day

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UNFPA Libya Special Newsletter - International Women's Day 2021

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UNFPA Libya Annual Newsletter 2020

UNFPA Libya Annual Newsletter 2020

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UNFPA Libya Annual Newsletter 2020

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"Voices from Libya" UNFPA Libya Newsletter November 2020

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"Voices from Libya" UNFPA Libya Newsletter November 2020

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ONE UN supporting Libya to tackle COVID-19

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In Libya, the effects of COVID-19 are exacerbated by the ongoing conflict and the internal security, political and economic crisis. At the beginning of this pandemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) and leading medical and health institutions have urged the world to “Stay Home, Save Lives” in effort to combat the pandemic. Unfortunately, this is a luxury for 392,000 Libyans who are still displaced. In addition, the lack of basic services and the continuous power cuts affect the water supply for over a third of the Libyan population in the north west parts of the country, and consequently, it is not easy for people to practice simple but necessary measures, such as frequent hand-washing to protect themselves from the coronavirus. Furthermore, the current COVID-19 outbreak has provoked social stigma and discriminatory behaviours against people of certain ethnic backgrounds as well as anyone perceived to have been in contact with the virus. In response, the United Nations in Libya assisted in delivering swift, cost-effective and life-saving services that not only save lives today but prevent needs that may arise in the future.

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REGIONAL HUMANITARIAN ACTION OVERVIEW - ARAB STATES: FUNDING OVERVIEW FOR HUMANITARIAN CONTEXTS

Fact Sheet

The Arab Region is witnessing compounded humanitarian crises, the effects of which have become catastrophic. Some of these are protracted, as in Yemen, Syria, and Libya, while others have become forgotten, as in Somalia and the Palestinian territories. Meanwhile, the COVID-19 pandemic has pushed even more people behind safety lines to face gender-based violence and harmful practices against women and girls, who consistently bear the brunt of the challenges resulting from these crises.

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Voices from Libya - Oct 2020

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Monthly newsletter edition for UNFPA Libya for the month of October 2020

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