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International Community, GNA discuss strengthening coordination of assistance to Libya to improve living condition of Libyans

The SPC will continue to convene frequently in Libya to follow up on actions taken and respond to emerging humanitarian and development issues

The Government of National Accord (GNA) hosted today in Tripoli the first meeting of the Senior Policy Committee (SPC), which brings together high representatives of the Libyan Government, donor countries, the European Union, the United Nations and the World Bank. The SPC serves as a decision-making body on matters related…

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UNICEF launches the Child Friendly Municipality Award in Libya

In addition to the recognition of the positive contribution and dedication of the municipality in promoting child rights and well-being of children, the award will create a positive competition among different municipalities to deliver for the children in Libya

In partnership with the Ministry of Local Government and support from the Delegation of the European Union to Libya, UNICEF launches the “Child Friendly Municipality Award” during a ceremony held in the Libyan capital Tripoli. In addition to the recognition of the positive contribution and dedication of the municipality in…

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IOM rehabilitates water wells in southern Libya

The project, part of IOM’s Community Stabilization programme “Together We Rebuild,” included the provision of new electrical pumps for wells to allow the restoration of a domestic water supply

International Organization for Migration has completed the rehabilitation of 18 water wells in 12 (out of 14) neighborhoods of the Libyan city of Sabha (Manshiya, Mashroo’, Hajara, Aljadeed, Almahdiya, Abdelkafi, Althanawiya, Sukara, Gurda, Tyori, Nasriya, and Junga). The project, part of IOM’s Community Stabilization programme “Together We Rebuild,” included the…

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The Bani Walid Municipality Commits to Address the Involvement of Children in the Armed Groups

UNICEF will provide the technical support and the needed expertise to Bani Walid to ensure the success of the initiative in line with child rights standards

The local council of Bani Walid has committed to release, rehabilitate and reintegrate children associated with armed groups. Within the framework of UNICEF’s national campaign ‘Together for Children’, launched in April 2015, Bani Walid is the third municipality in Libya to take the decision of addressing the involvement of children…

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Workshop Opening - Regency Hotel, Gammarth, Tunis - 10 July 2017 at 09:00 AM

Bani Walid Commits to release, rehabilitate and reintegrate children associated with armed conflicts  Within the framework of the Memorandum of Understanding between UNICEF and the Municipal Council of Bani Walid, signed in August 2016 under the UNICEF’s “Together for Children” national campaign launched in 2015, a five-day workshop is organized…

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Human Rights Report on Civilian Casualties - June 2017

The majority of civilian casualties were caused by gunfire (7 deaths and 12 injuries), followed by Explosive Remnants of War (ERW, 2 deaths) and a Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Device (VBIED, 4 injuries)

From 1 June to 30 June 2017, the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) documented 26 civilian casualties - 9 deaths and 17 injuries – during the conduct of hostilities across Libya. Victims included 6 men killed and 12 injured, 2 women killed and 1 injured and 1 child…

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Statement attributable to the Spokesperson of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of UNSMIL

The UN remains committed to Libya and to supporting Libyans on their path to peace and stability

The UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) confirms that a UN convoy was hit today traveling between Surman and Tripoli. UNSMIL has made contact with the staff concerned. There are no reports of casualties among UN staff.  UNSMIL thanks the Government of National Accord, House of Representative Members from Zawiyah…

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Martin Kobler: After six years of displacement, the swift return of Tawerghan IDPs is crucial

UNSMIL has facilitated a mediation process between the Tawergha and Misrata communities since 2015

Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Libya and head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Martin Kobler, urges the Presidency Council to make concrete arrangements for the swift implementation of the Misrata-Tawergha agreement endorsed this week and to ensure that its implementation conforms to international human rights…

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IOM Launches First Online Consular Service for Stranded Migrants in Libya Hoping to Return Home

The first online consular session was conducted on 5 June via Skype in close cooperation with the Ghanaian Embassy in Tripoli

The UN Migration Agency (IOM) has launched an online consular service to make the consular process easier to access and navigate for vulnerable migrants hoping to return home. The first online consular session was conducted on 5 June via Skype in close cooperation with the Ghanaian Embassy in Tripoli. The…