WFP country brief on Libya, May 2022 – Libya

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In numbers

63,511 people assisted in May 2022

206 tonnes of food aid distributed

$79,687 in cash transfers made

Net funding requirements of $21 million over six months (June-November 2022)

Operational updates

• WFP Libya reached 63,511 beneficiaries in May.

  • 14,965 beneficiaries thanks to full monthly general food assistance in kind (GFA),

  • 61 refugees and 366 migrants thanks to ready-to-eat in-kind food aid,

  • 1,012 people via a prepaid food restriction card in GFA,

  • 1,053 refugees through food aid in the form of restricted value vouchers,

  • 43,992 schoolchildren through school feeding, including 8,211 children assisted with fresh meals cooked at the central kitchen school feeding in Benghazi,

  • 405 people through in-kind food aid for training (FFT) and youth development activities, and o 1,657 people through unrestricted prepaid cards provided in FFT.

• Maysaa ALGHRIBAWY, the new WFP Country Director/Representative in Libya, and Yasuyuki MISAWA, Deputy Country Director, arrived in Tripoli on 5 May. They met with the UN Resident Coordinator in Libya and heads of other UN agencies.

• During the period 8-13 May, WFP and Libyan government officials conducted a South-South/Triangular Cooperation mission to Zambia. They discussed the school feeding program and the use of hydroponic techniques with their counterparts in Lusaka.

• On 25 May, WFP supported the Office of the United Nations Resident Coordinator to facilitate the Nexus Working Group meeting with 43 participants from donors, INGOs, a local NGO, research institutes and United Nations agencies. Participants discussed the collective results of the United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) and linkage learning events.

• WFP installed solar panels on four cooling containers in Alkufra as part of a sustainable agriculture pilot project to help adopt more climate-friendly activities. The vegetables and fruits are kept in the containers at a cool temperature between 0 and 4 degrees Celsius under the solar system.

• On 30 May, WFP gave an opening address and presentation at the Southern Mayors’ Workshop organized by OCHA, referring to the impacts of the Ukrainian crisis and climate change on food security in Libya.

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