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EU to provide €6 million worth of humanitarian aid to Libya in 2019

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

BRUSSELS – The European Union will allocate a total of 6 million euros in humanitarian assistance to Libya in 2019, the European Commission announced on Wednesday.

“Our new humanitarian assistance will provide access to food, clean water, education in emergencies and basic health care for Libyans most in need.” said Christos Stylianides, Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management.

The EU aid will focus on the health sector in Libya, which is particularly undermined due to the lack of qualified staff and the shortage of essential medicinal products. EU aid is also being channeled to humanitarian projects providing protection and psycho-social support.

The European Union’s humanitarian support for people in need in Libya has reached €44.3 million since 2014. Humanitarian aid is part of the EU’s broader support for Libya to address the ongoing crisis in the country.

The EU is currently implementing 23 projects worth €70 million in bilateral support to Libya to promote governance, health, civil society and socio-economic development while €318 million have been mobilized under the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa for protecting migrants, refugees and internally displaced people in Libya and supporting local communities to cope with the migration challenge.

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