Eight years of violence and armed conflict have taken a heavy toll on Libya. Its economy is in crisis, crime rate is high and basic services such as health care, schools, electricity and water are suffering.

As fighting intensifies in Tripoli, thousands of people are fleeing their homes. There are growing fears that a protracted urban battle lies ahead. Meanwhile, tens of thousands remain displaced in other parts of the country. Migrants, in a desperate bid to reach Europe, remain at risk of being trapped or abused.

Latest Update
In numbers

January–December 2018

  • 212,600
    displaced, returnees and vulnerable residents were provided with food
  • 130,500
    people were provided drinking water after the repair of water-supply infrastructures in Derna and Benghazi
  • 80,000
    patient in Misrata, Sabha and Benghazi diabetes centres were provided with Insulin and other medicines
  • 183,600
    people were offered essential household items to help them improve basic living conditions
  • 23,700
    person received cash assistance enabling them to buy their daily needs
  • 23,000
    children were vaccinated against polio and measles