Settle again in Kikla
Projects implemented by the SFL in Kikla have enabled citizens to access health services, as well as improving educational institutions and other services. With improved living conditions in the city, most of those who had been hesitating to come back, like Mr. Youssef, were convinced. By mid2018, around eighty percent of citizens, previously internally displaced around Libya, had returned home.
"We have recently noticed that many families are coming to the center and there is sometimes a congestion of 25 cases a day, unlike the first period, where the number of cases ranged from 5 to 10 cases per day," said Dr. Siraj Baysh, a pediatrician in Kikla.
"The situation now is different in Kikla. We have a health facility that provides basic health services to my children and provides them with medicines, as well as vaccinations in one place and near my home. This encouraged me to return and settle again in Kikla," said Mr. Youssef.
"We are now more comfortable with the presence of a health facility, a paediatrician and the provision of essential medicines for my children. We do not need to travel long distances to neighbouring cities to get a doctor," explained Fatma’s mother.