European Commission provides €2 million in humanitarian aids to Libya

European Commission provides €2 million in humanitarian aids to Libya

October 21, 2019 - 19:44
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The European Commission has announced €2 million in additional humanitarian aid to help those most in need in Libya.

The European Commission said the assistance will cover emergency health care services, food, livelihood support and protection services.

"This additional funding will help our humanitarian partners to continue to deliver aid in hard-to-reach areas." The European Commission indicated.

"It is crucial that parties to the conflict respect International Humanitarian Law, and allow humanitarian workers full access to help those in need and save lives," said Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, Christos Stylianides.

EU humanitarian aid supports access to essential healthcare for victims of the conflict, including emergency war surgery, physical rehabilitation, provision of essential medicines as well as prosthesis and psychosocial support.

"This assistance helps to restore primary healthcare services in conflict-affected areas, as well as providing education for children." The European Commission said in a statement on Monday.

"The EU funding will be closely monitored and channeled through international non-governmental organizations and the International Committee of the Red Cross." The commission said.

It added that since 2014, the European Union has allocated more than €46 million in humanitarian aid to respond to the most pressing needs in Libya. The EU has also allocated around € 367.7 million under the North of Africa window of the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa and bilateral assistance for protection and assistance of migrants, refuges and internally displaced people.