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12 October 2017

WFP Provides Emergency Food Assistance To Families In Libya’s Conflict-Hit Sabratha

TUNIS – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has started providing vital food assistance to families who have been displaced by clashes between armed groups in western Libya’s Sabratha. The area has recently experienced an upsurge of conflict.

25 July 2017

WFP Welcomes Contribution From Italy For Emergency Food Assistance In Libya

TUNIS – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a contribution of €1 million (US$1.16 million) from the Government of Italy that will provide food assistance to tens of thousands of Libyans affected by the ongoing conflict since 2011.
2 March 2017

WFP Welcomes Japan Contribution For Emergency Food Assistance In Libya

TUNIS – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a contribution of US$700,000 from the Government of Japan that will provide vital food assistance to tens of thousands of Libyans affected by ongoing conflict since 2011.

22 June 2016

WFP Launches Emergency Operation For Egyptian Returnees From Libya

CAIRO – The World Food Programme (WFP) signed today a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for a three month emergency operation to support Egyptian returnees from Libya with much needed food assistance.

 

18 April 2016

Italy Contributes €1 Million To Help WFP Support Conflict-Affected People In Libya

CAIRO – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a contribution of €1 million from the Government of Italy to provide much-needed food assistance for vulnerable people affected by the ongoing conflict in Libya.

28 January 2016

WFP Dispatches Food To Displaced Families In Eastern Libya

TUNIS – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is distributing food in eastern Libya for the first time since last June to provide one-month’s assistance over the coming four weeks to nearly 80,000 displaced people in and around Benghazi, Libya’s second largest city. 

Cash and Vouchers
7 February 2012

WFP Rolls Out Voucher Assistance In Benghazi To Support Families And Local Business

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) has launched a food voucher scheme to help address food security among the most vulnerable households in Benghazi and boost the local economy and small businesses.

Hunger in the news
20 September 2011

WFP Convoys Reach Stranded Populations As Access Increases In Libya

As humanitarian access increases in Libya, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has dispatched food assistance to the south of the country and to people who have fled heavy fighting in the town of Bani Walid. Since the crisis began, WFP has distributed, through its partners, food assistance to 800,000 people in Libya.

Hunger in the news
30 August 2011

WFP Responds To Urgent Humanitarian Needs In Tripoli And Western Areas Of Libya

CAIRO – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is providing logistical support for the humanitarian relief effort in Libya, sending food and other urgent supplies including water, medicine and fuel to Tripoli. WFP is also scaling up food assistance to meet the needs of the most vulnerable internally displaced people in Tripoli, the coastal areas and the Nafusa Mountain Region.

Hunger in the news
21 July 2011

Food Situation Improving In Misrata But Prices And Lack Of Cash A Worry

CAIRO – A  four-day UN joint mission to Misrata has found that while food assistance from the World Food Programme (WFP) and other humanitarian actors has led to an improvement in the food situation in the port city, rising food prices and the lack of money for people to buy food mean the situation remains a concern.

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