ACTED provides Libyan conflict-affected families with cash assistance

  • Libyan Express |
  • Saturday 19 May 2018

Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development

ACTED said it started helping the most vulnerable conflict-affected families in Benghazi, Tripoli, and Sebha to fulfill their life-saving needs in a dignified manner.

ACTED said over 1.1 million in need of assistance since the onset of the 2011 conflict.

“Access to basic goods and services has become a particularly acute challenge in Libya, as many families are faced with decreasing purchasing power and a lack of access to cash. For example, from June to December 2018, the price of food rose by 20%. This is partly due to the depreciation of the Libyan dinar on the parallel markets, which has been driving import costs upwards. Meeting the basic needs of internally displaced, returnee, and non-displaced families across Libya therefore presents an inherent priority for the international community in responding to the crisis.” Reported ACTED.

In response, with the support of UNHCR, ACTED provided between 240 to 720 EUR in cash assistance to 1,139 of the most vulnerable people, including internally displaced people, returnees, and host communities in Tripoli, Benghazi, and Sabha.

In 2018, ACTED will continue to give families the power to buy what they need when they need it through further cash transfers.

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