OCHA seeks around $ 189 million to address relief needs in Libya

OCHA seeks around $ 189 million to address relief needs in Libya

December 03, 2020 - 12:09
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Written By: SafaAlharathy

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Libya is seeking $ 189 million to address relief and aid needs for about 450,000 people by the beginning of next year.

In its annual assessment, the office estimated that more than a million people require humanitarian services in Libya for the coming year, emphasizing that challenges are great and the resources scarce.

The displacement crisis was an important focus for the humanitarian office in Libya. It explained that 392,000 displaced people are still stranded; because of the continued crises.

Concerning the preparedness and preparation plan to confront the coronavirus; the office confirmed that the true scale of the pandemic is likely still not known due to shortages in Covid-19 testing supplies, adequate health care facilities, and contact tracing, noting that a national preparedness and response plan for Covid-1 is still awaiting approval.

According to OCHA, more than a million people need some form of humanitarian assistance in the coming year, an increase of 40% compared to the current year.

The report indicated that the highest humanitarian needs are found in Alkufra, Benghazi, Ejdabia, and Tripoli, as these locations host the highest number of displaced, migrant, and refugee populations.