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UN seeking $202 million in humanitarian aid for Libya

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

Libya urgently requires $202 million in humanitarian assistance for its struggling population, according to the UN.

In a statement, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said that some 823,000 Libyans — including around 248,000 children — remain in need of humanitarian aid.

Late Tuesday, the UN, along with its aid partners and Libya’s Tripoli-based government, announced the launch of a humanitarian response plan aimed at securing $202 million in aid for the country’s most vulnerable citizens.

According to UN officials, the funds will be spent on food, healthcare, protective measures, water and sanitation services, shelter, basic household items and emergency education.

Libya has remained dogged by turmoil and poverty since longtime leader Muammar Gaddafi was ousted and killed in a bloody NATO-backed uprising in 2011.

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