United Nations Country Team (UNCT) Libya launched humanitarian appeal

Sep 20, 2014

Tunisia, September 19, 2014:  The UN Country Team (UNCT) Libya launched a flash Humanitarian Appeal to Libya on September, 2014.  The appeal calls for support in five main areas namely, protection, food security, health, social infrastructure, education and mine action.  During launching event, the Deputy Special Representative of Secretary General and UNDP Resident Representative Mr Ismail Oulud chaik called international community and donors to support the UN Country Team to swiftly respond to the alerting humanitarian crises in Libya and support the populations affected by the conflict.  According to the appeal more than 140,000 individuals have already been displaced after the recent conflict.

The appeal sets out the base for the humanitarian response in Libya based on four strategic objectives and needs about US $ 40 Million to enable UN Agencies to quickly respond to the humanitarian crises and early recovery programmes.   

When a crisis arise, UNDP ensures that while the humanitarian response focuses on the immediate lifesaving needs of affected populations, those responsible also work towards longer-term development objectives. Currently, UNDP Libya is working together with UNCT to respond to the humanitarian and early recovery needs the affected areas and populations. In the appeal, UNDP Libya is participating in early recovery and rehabilitation components.