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  • Lighting Up Benghazi: Renovation of Al-Laithi Electricity Station

    The Stabilization Facility for Libya implemented by UNDP repaired a key power station located in the Al-Laithi district to lessen the load on the main grid. This station was badly damaged during the clashes, and needed swift rehabilitation.

  • Schools in Ubari Get Ready to Welcome Back Their Students

    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.

  • Dormitories Renovated for Heroes in Benghazi

    The Civil Defense Unit is the only institution in Benghazi that responds to natural and man-made disasters. Its role became vital as the crisis in Libya became worse. With UNDP support, The Stabilization Facility for Libya has renovated the dormitories of the Civil Defense Unit of the Libyan National Safety Authority.

  • Libyan Municipalities Plan to Communicate about Hope

    Seven communications officers from Kikla, Obari, Sabha and Sirte municipalities have completed a specialized training on strategic communication held in Tripoli from 14 to 17 August. Organized by the Stabilization Facility for Libya project (SFL), led by Government of National Accord (GNA) and implemented by UNDP, the four-day workshop brought the participants the opportunity to learn more about how to communicate with the citizens.

  • 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

    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

    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

    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

    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.

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