Benghazi Radiotherapy Hospital: Ready to Function Again
Benghazi Radiotherapy Hospital: Ready to Function Again

“Missiles had fallen on the building destroying many offices and treatment areas. The electrical system was damaged as well, and the furniture was ruined. A lot of equipment was stolen. We were devastated,” declared a medical physicist, Dr. Hussein Alfaituri. Determined to reopen and begin treating patients again, the hospital set out the rehabilitation's works with the help of the Stabilization Facility for Libya project supported by UNDP.

Renewing Treatments and Hopes in Benghazi
Renewing Treatments and Hopes in Benghazi

Adel Mehdewi lives in Benghazi. He has been suffering from kidney failure for four years. Adel will rely on the dialysis treatment he receives from the Benghazi Kidney Center until he can receive a transplant. “It’s a difficult illness to deal with,” said Adel. “If we don’t receive treatment, it will cost us our life, and with the situation in Libya, getting treatment has become harder than ever.”

Bolstering Health System in Guwarsha and Education in Garyounis
Bolstering Health System in Guwarsha and Education in Garyounis

In early July, the Jeel Al-Wa’ad High School principal, Mustafa Ali, received full of hope a contractor’s team, which will be in charge of the rehabilitation of the school in Garyounis. “Educational institutes are a big priority for renovation,” said Mr. Ali. “We have to make sure that our youth receive an education despite the situation.”

Upholding the Healers of Benghazi’s Unseen Wounds
Upholding the Healers of Benghazi’s Unseen Wounds

In Benghazi, the conflict has left behind a considerable amount of destruction. Much of the city's built environment has been damaged or destroyed. However, the invisible devastation caused by the fighting is just as great, if not more so, than that which is noticeable. Over the past three years, the eyes of the Benghazi’s citizens have been forced to witness the savage disintegration of the place they call home. According to a study conducted by the Libyan Organization for Psychology, the number of people who require psychiatric care has reached unprecedented numbers in the city.

 Boosting Benghazi’s Health Sector: Solar Energy for Al-Kwayfia Hospital
Boosting Benghazi’s Health Sector: Solar Energy for Al-Kwayfia Hospital

After the conflict, one of the main challenges Al-Kwayfia Hospital was facing when trying to aid the local inhabitants and newcomers was the power shortage. The Stabilization Facility for Libya (SFL) supported by the United National Development Programme (UNDP) provided Al-Kwayfia hospital not only with a generator but with an innovative and definitive energy solution: solar panels.

UNDP Executive Board welcomes appointment of Achim Steiner as new Administrator

"Experience and dedication". The UNDP Executive Board welcomes the appoint of Achim Steiner as new Administrator

Ambulances transferred to Sirte aim to improve access to critical healthcare services

The President of the Presidential Council of Libya HE Fayez Al-Sarraj, met with Ms Maria do Valle Ribeiro, Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary General and UN Resident Coordinator (UNSMIL) for Libya, in Tripoli, who handed over titles for ten ambulances for Sirte.

The Stabilization Facility for Libya

Led by the Government of the National Accord (GNA), supported by UNDP and the international community, the Stabilization Facility for Libya aims to help the GNA to demonstrate its value to the country’s citizens in providing visible and tangible results for the population at the local level. Support aims at rehabilitating critical infrastructure; boosting the capacity of local authorities to address the needs of the population; and enhancing local mediation and conflict resolution capacities.

World’s most marginalized still left behind by global development priorities: UNDP report

The Human Development Report 2016 emphasizes that poor, marginalized and vulnerable groups—including ethnic minorities, indigenous peoples, refugees and migrants—are being left furthest behind.

Our priority is to ensure all Libyans have access to basic services: Noura Hamladji, UNDP Country Director

In an interview with our colleagues at @UNDPArabStates Noura Hamladji, UNDP Libya Country Director says expanding access to basic services in the country is a key priority. The Stabilization Facility for Libya led by the Government of National Accord and supported by UNDP Libya and the international community is rehabilitating small and critical infrastructure, reaching out to over one million people in the county.

Earlier this year, a group of women from Libya came together. From doctors, to professors, to housekeepers —they all shared a common vision — to build peace in Libya. The three-day dialogue between women, policymakers and civil society aimed to take stock of the Libyan Women’s Minimum Agenda for Peace. The dialogue provided a safe space for women, to share their experiences, stories of change, and importantly, to draw up a roadmap for how Libyan women can build peace in their everyday life. Here is a short glimpse of their stories. The video reinforces a powerful message — when women have more of a role in decision making and peace processes, countries thrive and we build a better future for us all.
NEW VIDEO: Libyan Women: A Voice for Peace

Earlier this year, a group of women from Libya came together. From doctors, to professors, to housekeepers —they all shared a common vision — to build peace in Libya. The three-day dialogue between women, policymakers and civil society aimed to take stock of the Libyan Women’s Minimum Agenda for Peace. The dialogue provided a safe space for women, to share their experiences, stories of change, and importantly, to draw up a roadmap for how Libyan women can build peace in their everyday life. Here is a short glimpse of their stories. The video reinforces a powerful message — when women have more of a role in decision making and peace processes, countries thrive and we build a better future for us all.

The Obari Women’s Centre will provide a safe space for 150 women to build their capacities in the political arena, equip them with skills in reading and mathematics, and provide training in various livelihoods for women.
Announcing “Markez Fetat-Obari” or the Obari Girl Centre

As people around the world celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8, the oasis town of Obari in South west Libya has some cause to celebrate today. Work has begun on rehabilitating a part of the municipality building, now dedicated to setting up Markez Fetat-Obari or Girl Obari Centre, a Centre for supporting women in the region.

 IWD 2017
UNDP Administrator Helen Clark on International Women's Day 2017

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development urges that no one be left behind. That means leaving no woman behind – anywhere.

Fire Engine delivered to Kikla municipality

A fire engine was delivered to the people of Kikla in southwestern Libya, part of a two million-dollar assistance package that also includes the main hospital, a technical institute, schools and municipality buildings. The fire engine is necessary to bring an aspect of safety back to the town which is located about 150...