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Italian Cooperation in Libya
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...
Noor-IRC-Community-Outreach-Volunteer
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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Bezzima Al Jadida is a village in the Al Kufra region located about 12 km from Al Kufra centre in the desert of south-eastern Libya. In the 2012 national census the village population was estimated at 10,000 people. The climate of the region is characterized by high temperatures averaging above 38 °C (100 °F) with...
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...
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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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When intense clashes erupted in Murzuq in 2019, 39-year-old Wardkoo, his wife Harday and their 5-year-old daughter Sukka, had no choice but to leave their family-run photocopy center and move 100 km east, to the small city of Umm al-Aranib.
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On January 27th, 2021, a large truck lost control on the coastal road of Sabratha, crashed into four cars and killed five people. Witnesses tried to reach out for help, but with no Emergency Center nearby to answer respond on time. The 17 February Health Care Center, previously known as Tellil Health Care Center, is...
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Benghazi is the second-most populous city in Libya, with an estimated population of 632,937 in 2019. It is also the largest city in the east of the country. The Benghazi Children Hospital is a health facility with infrastructural weaknesses, including obsolete installations and a serious lack of medical equipment and supplies. As a consequence, it...