Libya: Latest MSF Updates

This information is excerpted from MSF’s 2016 International Activity Report.

Libya remained fragmented by conflict and political divisions, which severely impacted the health care system. MSF donated drugs and medical equipment to hospitals throughout the country to support emergency and surgical care. In Benghazi, MSF ran a clinic with a Libyan NGO to offer pediatric and gynecological consultations to displaced and vulnerable people. MSF also supported the emergency room in Benghazi Medical Center and Al Abyar and Al-Marj hospitals with staff and training. MSF supported the main Misrata hospital, establishing a partnership for infection control with an MSF-run hospital in Amman, and provided two hospitals in Zintan with supplies and mass-casualty response training.

In addition to being a destination for hundreds of thousands of refugees, asylum seekers, and migrants, Libya was a transit point for people attempting to cross the Mediterranean to reach Europe. These people were exposed to alarming levels of violence, exploitation, and ill treatment. MSF ran mobile clinics in seven migrant detention centers in and around Tripoli, carrying out 7,145 medical consultations.

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