Help us Help the Vulnerable People of Libya
Now that the unrest in Libya has ended, it is time to make the shift from relief to development; there is an urgent need to undertake rehabilitation initiatives that have a quick and high impact to improve the socio-economic conditions of the Libyan population.
Throughout the conflict, HCI was on the ground in Libya working in coordination with local and international bodies to implement emergency operations helping the vulnerable civilians in Libya to cope with the tragic events; in addition to securing several convoys loaded with much needed relief supplies such as medical aid, essential food items and blankets, HCI also helped prepare and distribute meals to hundreds of refugees fleeing the country stranded at the borders.
Using its decades long experience in post conflict interventions, Human Concern International is committed to support the rehabilitation and economic recovery efforts in Libya in the aftermath of the unrest through the implementation of quick impact projects and interventions to get the country back on track to economic and social development using tailored tools linking relief to longer-term development.
HCI’s operation will be periodically updated to reflect the conditions and needs on the ground. A lot needs to be done, and there are very few funds available for us to expand our operation.
That is why we are making this special appeal for help.
Libya Emergency Appeal
Thousands are reported injured and dead as a result of the current turmoil in Libya. There is a significant increase in the number of internally displaced personnel in several areas around the country. More than 260,000 persons have crossed into neighboring countries as of March 11. Thousands are still stuck on the borders without adequate resources, shelter or food.
Health facilities inside Libya, particularly in the eastern part of the country, are overwhelmed by the increasing numbers of the wounded as a result of the recent intense fighting. Medical supplies are also running short. Food supplies, particularly food for infants, are running short as well.
Convoys will be loaded with much needed relief supplies such as first aid and hygiene kits, blankets and shelters as well as food items, including wheat flour, canned food and baby milk. The items will be transported through the Salloum border crossing with Egypt on the Eastern part of Libya. The items are procured in Egypt, packaged and stored in containers and loaded onto Egyptian trucks by HCI’s team on the ground.
The relief items’ final destination for the time being is the eastern part of the country pending access to other parts of the country. The transportation and the distribution of the relief items inside Libya will be in coordination with the Arab Medical Union’s personnel already deployed into the Eastern part of Libya.
Since the start of the crisis in Libya HCI has been working alongside its Tunisian partners to help the 140,000 refugees stranded on the Western borders of Libya with Tunis, providing them with much needed shelter and aid.
HCI’s operation inside Eastern Libya will be supported through its operation and partners in Egypt and it will be managed through HCI’s Middle East Office.
Given the uncertainty around the conditions and needs inside Libya, and the volatility of the situation, HCI’s operation will be periodically updated to reflect the conditions and needs on the ground.
Much more needs to be done, and there are very few funds available for us to expand our operation. That is why we are making this special appeal for help.
Please donate generously and help HCI help ordinary people of Libya cope with the tragic events. PLEASE CONTACT US NOW IF YOU WANT TO DONATE. You can also donate online at HCI Canada website by clicking here.
Top photo: UNHCR/F. Noy
Third photo: UNHCR/A. Duclos