Since 2011, the humanitarian situation in Libya has remained very unstable. Since 2014, the EU has provided more than €44 million in humanitarian aid to support the civilian population. This new humanitarian aid brings European assistance to a total of €15 million for the period 2018-2019.
The health sector in Libya is particularly undermined due to the lack of qualified staff and the shortage of essential medicinal products. EU aid is also addressed to humanitarian projects providing protection and psychosocial support.
Humanitarian aid is part of the EU’s broader support for Libya to deal with the ongoing crisis in the country. The EU is currently implementing 23 projects worth €70 million in bilateral support to Libya to promote governance, health, civil society and socio-economic development while €318 million have been mobilised under the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa for protecting migrants, refugees and internally displaced people in Libya and supporting local communities to cope with the migration challenge.