Health

Libya’s first DNA analysis lab opens

  • 8 March 2018 - 14:42
Libya’s first DNA analysis lab opens

The first DNA analysis laboratory in Libya has been opened to help identify bodies recovered from mass graves. The laboratory, opened Tuesday and run by the General Authority for the Care of the Families of Martyrs and Missing Persons, is sponsored by oil company Repsol and the state-owned...

WHO provides two mechanical ventilators to Houn town, central Libya

  • 7 March 2018 - 10:58
WHO provides two mechanical ventilators to Houn town, central Libya

The World Health Organization (WHO) Country Office in Libya delivered two Mechanical ventilators with all their accessories to the Alaafia Hospital in Houn city, one was delivered in December 2017 and the other one last week. These neonatal ventilators will support the Gynecology and Obstetrics...

Turkey’s TIKA sent 14 food tons to Libya’s Yefren

  • 1 March 2018 - 12:00
Turkey’s TIKA sent 14 food tons to Libya’s Yefren

    The Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) said Wednesday it has sent 14 tons of food to 400 Libyan households.   A handing-over ceremony was held at the Turkish Embassy in the Libyan capital Tripoli. It was attended by Turkey's Ambassador in Tripoli...

UN urges for urgent protection of desert-stranded Tawergha IDPs in Libya

  • 27 February 2018 - 16:38
UN urges for urgent protection of desert-stranded Tawergha IDPs in Libya

The UN Humanitarian organisations and partners in Libya are deeply concerned about the situation faced by Tawergha men, women and children who are unable to return home and currently living in makeshift-tented settlements with precarious conditions in Qararat al-Qataf and Hwara. “Hundreds of...

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...