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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...
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...
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...
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“The community of Al Maamoura was facing a very poor economic and health situation even before the COVID-19 pandemic. Now it has become even worse,” states Dr. Hussam Elaribi, a 31-year-old doctor from the Village Hospital of Al Maamoura. Al Maamoura is among the areas in Western Libya most affected by the conflict. “While COVID-19...
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Fadwa is a 26-year-old woman from Al Bayda, the fourth largest city in Libya, located in the northeast. In December 2020 she gave birth to her first children, twins Yassin and Ahmad. During pregnancy, Fadwa endured health complications that caused her emergency hospitalization at the Althawra Hospital, the public secondary-level hospital in the area, a...