Help 200,000+ people fleeing violence in Libya

by US Association for UNHCR (UN Refugee Agency)
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Summary

Help UNHCR protect innocent civilians, provide them with emergency shelter & offer basic humanitarian supplies to those who no longer have a place to call home after fleeing ongoing violence in Libya.
$4,745
total raised
53
donors
0
monthly donors
5
years active

Challenge

Over 900,000 people fled the violence in Libya during the uprising and revolution in 2011. UNHCR emergency teams strained to support the influx of refugees at the Egyptian and Tunisian borders. With the situation improving, significant numbers of Libyans have begun to return from abroad and within the country to their places of origin but many remain unable or unwilling to return.

Solution

UNHCR will also facilitate the sustainable return and reintegration of Libyan refugees from neighbouring countries and of IDPs within Libya. It will provide urgent assistance to the most vulnerable IDPs who are unable or unwilling to return to their places of origin. UNHCR has deployed mobile teams of lawyers, social workers and data specialists who will continue to track population movements and monitor the protection needs of returnees and IDPs.

Long-Term Impact

At this point, the potential long-term effects are unknown. UNHCR's current goal is to provide food, shelter, and humanitarian aid to the thousands of people awaiting safe passage to return to their home countries.

Resources

http:/​/​www.unrefugees.org?msource=EP1A12
Q&A: Fresh challenges in Libya for UNHCR
33 Unaccompanied Children Resettled from Tunisia
Angelina Jolie Calls for UNHCR Access to Libya
Displaced People, Growing Needs in Libya

Organization Information

US Association for UNHCR (UN Refugee Agency)

Location: Washington, DC - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.unrefugees.org
Project Leader:
Lauren Meling
Washington, DC United States

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