REACH voices concern over Libya's Derna returnees

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REACH voices concern over Libya's Derna returnees

March 31, 2019 - 11:41
Written by: SafaAlharathy

The humanitarian data initiative REACH has expressed concern that the IDPs returning to the eastern Libyan city of Derna are facing infrastructure problems as well as contamination from landmines and explosive remnants of war.

REACH said in a report that there are restrictions on freedom of movement in Derna, saying that most of the displaced people had used their own resources to find adequate places to stay in.

It also noted that all facilities in Al-Maghar area have been completely damaged by the war, stressing that the disposal of waste is a major concern in the city, where large amounts of waste were buried, burned or dumped in the wrong places.

REACH is a joint initiative of IMPACT Initiatives, ACTED and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research - Operational Satellite Applications Programme (UNITAR-UNOSAT).

It was created in 2010 to facilitate the development of information tools and products that enhance the humanitarian community’s decision-making and planning capacity.