EU supports emergency assistance for conflict-displaced families in Libya

July 8, 2020
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An intensification of conflict in Libya and shifting frontlines have resulted in a new spike of displacement. The European Union is allocating €100,000 in emergency assistance to vulnerable families who have had to flee as a result of the recent fighting.

EU-funding supports the Libyan Red Crescent Society for the delivery of emergency assistance to 2,500 of the most vulnerable people temporarily housed in schools in Ejdabia, Tobruk, Shahat, Bayda, Bani Waleed and Benghazi. Vital aid such as food, water, mattresses, blankets and hygiene kits are being provided by local volunteers who have visited the various locations to register the displaced and assess their needs. Following the coronavirus pandemic which is also affecting Libya, one of the most vulnerable countries to emerging disease outbreaks, this relief operation is accompanied by necessary preventative measures.

The funding is part of the EU’s overall contribution to the Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).


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  • Libya