UNHCR Update Libya (20 December 2022) [EN/AR]



On 29 December, a ceremony was held to mark the rehabilitation work of Sidi Hussein sewage lifting station in north Benghazi, which was overseen by partner Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC). The event was attended by the Water and Sewage Company. The lifting station will service the Sidi Hussein neighbourhood, hosting around 14,000 people including refugees and many Libyans who returned after the fighting in Benghazi in 2017. As it was out of service, many roads in the area had to be closed during the rainy season. The work included repairing of the pump, plumbing, tiling, and electrical work, and painting of the building. The project is part of efforts to rehabilitate basic infrastructure in areas previously affected by conflict and in which large displacement occurred.

On 29 December, UNHCR participated in the joint interagency mission to Misrata and Tawergha in coordination with the Resident Coordinator’s Office. In Misrata, the mission met the municipality officials and discussed the new UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) and the key role of municipalities. In Tawergha, the mission met the Local Council and talked about the challenges faced by the community in access to education, health, water, housing, jobs, and the urgent need for durable solutions for IDPs and returnees. The mission also visited some UN projects and two schools which are used as collective shelters by 47 returnee families to listen to their concerns and needs.

Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees