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Libya country strategic plan (2023–2025)

Operation ID: LY02

CSP approved at EB February 2023 session

Libya has faced prolonged conflict, causing civilian casualties, the mass displacement of people and the destruction of key infrastructure. Coupled with the impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic, this led to economic decline in 2020, further exposing vulnerable people in Libya, many of whom have lost their livelihoods owing to economic shocks and now face prolonged food insecurity. The 2022 humanitarian response plan indicates that the number of people in need of assistance decreased from 1.5 million in 2021 to 803,000 in 2022. Nevertheless, Libya still struggles with food insecurity, malnutrition, multidimensional poverty, income inequity, low agricultural production and climate change.

According to the common country analysis, the proportion of Libyans living in multidimensional poverty has increased over the past decade while social protection systems remain largely inadequate in supporting the people most in need.

While the challenges and risks are numerous and significant, there are also many opportunities for national and international stakeholders to work in partnership to overcome the impediments on Libya’s path to inclusive, sustainable and peaceful development.

Under this country strategic plan for 2023–2025, WFP will directly address the needs of the most vulnerable and conflict-affected households and communities through targeted emergency food assistance and sustainable livelihood opportunities, while working with the Government in strengthening national systems for meeting the food and other essential needs of vulnerable