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Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.
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18 July 2018

WFP meets with Benghazi Mayor as it expands its support to conflict-hit Libya

TUNIS – Representatives of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) have met the Mayor of Benghazi AbdelRahman el-Abbar, to discuss how best WFP and the United Nations can provide support to the country.

22 February 2018

WFP provides emergency food assistance to families stranded in the Libyan desert

TUNIS – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has provided vital food assistance to nearly 3,000 displaced people stranded in the harsh Libyan desert as they struggle to return to their hometown of Tawargha, in Western Libya.

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.

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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.

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