WFP Libya Country Brief, December 2022

51,529 people assisted in December 2022

343 mt of food assistance distributed

US$ 642,030 cash-based transfers made US$ 13 m six months (January -June 2023) net funding requirements

Operational Updates

WFP reached 51,529 people in December through its various operations. Under the general food assistance (GFA), 34,413 internally displaced persons (IDPs) and non-displaced individuals were assisted through foodrestricted prepaid card cash transfers (CBT). Around 7,475 vulnerable Libyans received in-kind food rations.

In addition, 9,641 vulnerable persons of concern were provided with individual in-kind food rations.

On 1 December, WFP welcomed the Swiss delegation at the newly expanded CBT card distribution and redemption site in Benghazi.

On 7-8 December, WFP Tunisia conducted a Climate Finance Readiness workshop in Tunis in partnership with the Libyan Ministries of Agriculture, Environment and Foreign Affairs. The workshop tackled the concept of Climate Finance Readiness and possible future projects that could be implemented jointly.

On 4 – 8 December, WFP and the World Bank hosted the National Social Protection capacity development workshop in Tunis with the participation of the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Labour, and Social Affairs, the National Economic and Social Development Board, the Social Solidarity Fund and Tripoli University. The Libyan Government partners commended WFP efforts and technical support.

In December, WFP, together with the United States Institute of Peace and a local NGO, conducted the Conflict Sensitivity management training for the Sebha Market Committee and the Ubari Market Committee. By the end of December, the Sebha market project was almost completed.

On 15 December, WFP participated in the Food Security and Consumer Protection workshop, organised by the Libyan Center for Strategic and Future Studies in Tripoli.

WFP and other participants listened to the stories of the local Libyans who had suffered from food insecurity and discussed innovative approaches to avert food insecurity.

Source: World Food Programme

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