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  • New ambulances boost emergency services in Ubari
    Dec 28, 2017

    The ambulances provided by SFL transported in one month 90 patients from Ubari, Ghrifa and Bent Baya to Sebha, Murzuq, Ghat and Tripoli.

  • Out of country votiing

    With support from UNDP and Libya’s High National Election Commission, a total of 8,021 Libyan voters cast ballots outside Libya over the following several days in six countries with significant Libyan diaspora populations: Canada, Germany, Jordan, the United Arab Emirates (Dubai), the United Kingdom and the United States.

  • Raising the Scales of Justice: Rehabilitation of Benghazi’s Eastern Courthouse
    Oct 27, 2017

    After the assassination of a prominent judge in April 2014, the courthouses in Benghazi closed and the justice sector succumbed to the violence that had plagued the city. For Seraj Younis, an appeals lawyer with 17 years of experience working in this field, this was another blow to the already fragile legal system.

  • Renewing Treatments and Hopes in Benghazi
    Aug 2, 2017

    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.”

  • Saving Lives, One Ambulance at a Time
    Oct 27, 2017

    Ibrahim Al-Sherkasi has been an ambulance driver at the Benghazi Psychiatric Hospital for over 13 years. The Stabilization Facility for Libya provided ambulances to the health sector in Benghazi and now Ibrahim could serve better the citizens.

  • Schools in Ubari Get Ready to Welcome Back Their Students
    Sep 14, 2017

    Alhaj Ali used to study at Althanwya High School which was badly damaged during the clashes in Ubari in 2014. The school was closed and now he is temporary a student at the Jeel Al-Sa’ad School. The renovation undertaken by the Stabilization Facility for Libya (SFL) led by the Government of National Accord and implemented by UNDP will allow Alhaj go back to his school, Althanwya, for the next academic year.

  • Students in Kikla redesign their future
    Dec 26, 2017

    Ahmed Abou Ouan is a 24-year old physical education’s student from Kikla University (150 kilometers south-west Tripoli). He used to attend classes at the Faculty of Education of the Western Mountain University. In October 2014, according to local sources, about 200 young people died when a conflict erupted in the city. Ahmed’s college building was severely damaged.

  • The journey of a thousand miles

    Within the UN Integrated Electoral Support Team led by the United Nations Support Mission in Libya, UNDP has played a leading role in civic and voter education through 2 projects: the Support to Civic Engagement in Libya’s Transition (SCELT) Project and the Libyan Electoral Assistance Project (LEAP).

  • Ubari General Hospital in Full Operational Mode
    Oct 3, 2017

    The Stabilization Facility for Libya (SFL), led by the Government of National Accord and implemented by UNDP rehabilitated the Ubari General Hospital which today is the only public hospital functioning in its full potential in the region.

  • Upholding the Healers of Benghazi’s Unseen Wounds
    Jul 31, 2017

    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.

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