Health

UNHCR voices deep concern of Tawergha IDPs conditions

  • 25 February 2018 - 15:53
UNHCR voices deep concern of Tawergha IDPs conditions

UNHCR is concerned at the plight of several hundred Libyan families prevented by armed groups from returning to their homes in the city of Tawergha and now stranded in difficult conditions. The Tawergha community been displaced since 2011, when the 40,000 inhabitants of the city were forced...

World Food Programme provides Libyan Tawergha IDPs with food assistance

  • 22 February 2018 - 21:36
World Food Programme provides Libyan Tawergha IDPs with food assistance

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has provided vital food assistance to nearly 3,000 displaced people stranded in the harsh Libyan desert as they struggle to return to their hometown of Tawergha, in Western Libya. Many Tawarghan families, displaced by internal conflict since 2011,...

WHO holds workshop for developing Libya’s health sector

  • 10 February 2018 - 20:35
WHO holds workshop for developing Libya’s health sector

 The World Health Organization, in collaboration with the Libyan ministry of health and the National Center of Disease Control (NCDC), conducted, on Sunday 4 February 2017, a Health Consultative workshop on the antimicrobial resistance in Libya. It brought together 25 participants from...

European Union to fund education and health sectors in Libya, says envoy

  • 7 February 2018 - 08:19
European Union to fund education and health sectors in Libya, says envoy

  European Union (EU) Ambassador to Libya Bettina Muscheidt on Tuesday announced that the EU will financially support projects in Libya in a number of sectors including health and education. Muscheidt made her remarks during a meeting with the UN-backed Libyan Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad...

UNICEF: 378.000 children in dire need for life-saving aids in Libya

  • 30 January 2018 - 12:35
UNICEF: 378.000 children in dire need for life-saving aids in Libya

  After seven years of conflict, the humanitarian situation in Libya continues to deteriorate with 378,000 children in need of life-saving assistance and protection throughout 2018.[1]   “2018 is a pivotal year for Libya, especially for children,” said Abdel-Rahman...

Deaths and blinding cases over drinking poisoned liquor in Libya’s capital

  • 28 January 2018 - 20:29
Deaths and blinding cases over drinking poisoned liquor in Libya’s capital

Four people died Friday and three others went blind on Saturday, while about four to five other men are still receiving treatment after drinking poisoned home-made alcohol (Boukha) in Libya's capital Tripoli, reported the Health Ministry.  The official at the Health Ministry, Omar Matoug, said...

WHO condemns Benghazi bombings, vows health support for the injured

  • 27 January 2018 - 15:40
WHO condemns Benghazi bombings, vows health support for the injured

World Health Organization (WHO) strongly condemned the double car bombing in Al-Salmani district in Benghazi on 23 January 2018 which killed and injured scores of civilians. WHO extended in a statement on Friday its condolences to the victims' families and renewed its humanitarian commitment to...

UNICEF: 1.3 million Libyans, including 439.000 children, in need of humanitarian assistance

  • 23 January 2018 - 11:17
UNICEF: 1.3 million Libyans, including 439.000 children, in need of humanitarian assistance

In 2017, an estimated 1.3 million people including 439,000 children were in need of urgent humanitarian assistance in Libya due to the continued conflict, insecurity, and the collapsing economy. UNICEF reported that he periodic escalations of armed conflict that took place in 2017 further...

Misurata Red Crescent Office denies links to fabricated stories about Sudanese torture video

  • 22 January 2018 - 16:31
Misurata Red Crescent Office denies links to fabricated stories about Sudanese torture video

The Head of the Misurata Office of the Red Crescent Najib Al-Rays, has denied commenting on the videos that show Sudanese nationals tortured. Najib told the Libyan Express that he had not heard about or seen the videos on social media, but “some media outlets are trying to make a mountain out...

Filipino workers look to return back to Libya

  • 4 January 2018 - 20:58
Filipino workers look to return back to Libya

The Consul of the Philippines in Libya met Thursday with the General Director of the Tripoli Medical Center (TMC), Mohammed Henish, and discussed ways possible of returning the Filipino medical staffers to work at the TMC. "The Filipino workers have left their place empty in the TMC after they...