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“Never in my life did I think I would work for an Emergency Unit. But when fighting reached Bani Walid, I started volunteering to help those injured on the frontline.” Osama Majdoub Hamed Alghazali, 39 years old, is the manager of the Emergency Unit at Bani Walid General Hospital. Prior to this role, he worked...
In 2016, 32-year-old Sadio left his wife and two children in Mali, his home country, and walked across the desert until he reached Bani Walid, where he lived for some time. Then he moved to Tripoli, and finally settled in Al Maya, where today he works for a cleaning company. Sadio tells us that, although...
Al Kufra, in the southeast of Libya, is home to over 45,000 people, with many facing limited access to essential services such as primary healthcare, clean water and sanitation. Thirteen-year-old Amal from Al Kufra is affected by type 1 diabetes, a chronic condition in which the pancreas produces little to no insulin, leaving her dependent...
When Heba Mohmoud was notified about being selected for a training on humanitarian principles and right to health, offered by the INGO ACTED in partnership with the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS), she repeatedly asked: “Do they know that I am blind?”. Born with a disease that caused her to lose her eyesight at...
In a time when the precarious situation of the health facilities in Libya has been further exacerbated by high rates of Covid-19 cases, awareness and practice on how to prevent patients and health workers from being affected by infections (referred to as “Infection Prevention and Control – IPC”) has become more crucial than ever. “Infection...
Al Kufra, in the south-east of Libya, hosts a population of around 70,000 people. Many in this region suffer from limited access to basic services, including primary health care. Often, the health care facilities in Al Kufra’s villages experience shortages of medical supplies and equipment, as well as qualified medical staff. Attia Al Kaseh is...
In the frame of the AICS component of the Baladiyati programme, funded by the European Union, WW-GVC has been organizing a campaign to raise awareness on communicable and non-communicable diseases, as well as protection principles and gender-based violence in the Libyan municipalities of Al Maya, Al Maamoura, Sabratha and Surman. In June, 28 community mobilizers...
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I was born and raised in Libya. My father travelled to Libya during the early 90’s to find a job and build a new life. A few years later, with a job secured in Libya, he returned to his hometown in Sudan to get married. Soon after marrying my mother, they travelled back to Libya...
Najla-Al-Farsi
“It is my dream to have zero people in need, that is what drives me.” A powerful statement from Najla, a former employee of the Ministry of Housing and Utilities in 2017. Najla wanted a career change and to focus on providing humanitarian services to the Libyan population. Since 2017, Najla has been the Director...
A child accompanied by her father visits a pediatric facility for check-up in 2020. Photo: ©UNDP Libya/ Abdullah Hussin‎ Six years of civil war has left Libya’s infrastructure crippled and its health system destabilized. In 2017, the Sabratha Health Center, located 70 kilometers west of the capital Tripoli, was severely damaged during the conflict.The center...
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