Libya needs long-term commitment from development actors to rebuild health, water, and power systems: ICRC Libya Chief

healthcare - January 14, 2022

Libya has been in turmoil since 2011 after a civil war toppled long-time leader Muammar Gaddafi. The North African nation has been embroiled in conflict and violence since, which have taken a heavy toll on the country’s economy and population.

The latest round of fighting left thousands of people displaced and several others without any source of income. Amid the chaos, many migrants — in a desperate bid to reach Europe — find themselves at risk of being trapped or abused.

In Libya, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is working to help families find loved ones missing due to conflict, assist returnees, and help the country’s weakened health systems during the pandemic.

Daily News Egypt interviewed Jean-Nicolas Marti, the Head of the ICRC Libya Delegation, to find out about the organisation’s efforts to alleviate the suffering in the North African nation.