COVID-19: EUTF improves food security for migrants in Libya

May 12, 2021
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The European Union (EU), International Organization for Migration (IOM) and World Food Programme (WFP) have partnered together under the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa (EUTF Africa) to help improve food security for migrants affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in Libya.  

Mobile teams started the distribution of ready-to-eat kits to vulnerable migrants in Zwara, Bani Waleed and Sabha, and will expand the distribution to Benghazi, Ghat, Tripoli and Qatroun in the upcoming weeks. Tailored to meet the needs and tastes of affected people, the ready-to-eat kits include canned beans, canned tuna, halawa and date bars.

Libya is the biggest beneficiary country of the EUTF, with a total allocation of EUR 455 million. More than 50% of these funds are allocated to the protection of the most vulnerable, including health and COVID-19 specific actions. One third is allocated to support the stabilisation of the municipalities along the migratory routes. Remaining funds go to actions strengthening search and rescue and the fight against smuggling and trafficking networks.

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  • Libya