Libya

In February 2011, intense fighting broke out in Libya, as the revolution began, causing hundreds of thousands of civilians to flee their homes to avoid the violence.

840,000 people became refugees, fleeing to neighbouring countries, particularly Tunisia, leaving all of their belongings behind.

Islamic Relief responded to the emergency immediately and was one of the first aid agencies on the ground delivering emergency supplies in Tunisia as well as inside Libya:

In Tunisia:

  • Shelter, food, clean water and hygiene kits were provided in border camps at Ras Ajdir, Dheiba, Remada and Tatouine
  • Play areas and classes were arranged for children at the camps in Remada and some children were enrolled to local schools

In Libya:

  • Emergency food, baby milk, hygiene kits and clothing was distributed in Benghazi, Misrata and Tripoli
  • Hospitals were stocked with medical supplies, anaesthetic equipment and X-ray machines in Zintan, Jadu, Nalu, Yefren and Misrata
  • Fuel was provided for ambulances in Zintan, Yefren and Nalut
  • Over 10,000m3 of waste removed in Benghazi to stop the spread of disease
  • Fun days organised for children to take their minds off the conflict

Projects in Libya