UN documents 127 access constraints to humanitarian workers in Libya

UN documents 127 access constraints to humanitarian workers in Libya

October 16, 2021 - 22:20
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Libya said a total of 127 access constraints were reported by humanitarian partners through the Access Monitoring and Reporting Framework in September 2021, 9% lower than August.

OCHA said bureaucratic restrictions on the movement of humanitarian staff and relief supplies continue to constitute the vast majority of reported impediments, especially those related to the lack of visas for international staff of humanitarian organizations.

It added that the severity of these constraints continues to increase significantly in the absence of immediate and sustainable solutions, saying the support from national authorities by promulgating a clear guidance that ensures a consistent process and delivery of visas for international staff is paramount. 

"In line with the humanitarian principles, full and unhindered access to humanitarian aid should be in place and is a prerequisite to an effective humanitarian response. The humanitarian community calls upon all parties to promote the respect for humanitarian principles and to ensure Libya’s commitment to the International Humanitarian Law." OCHA added.