Humanitarian partners reach more than 400,000 people with assistance
As humanitarian access continued to improve throughout the latter half of the year (see access article), humanitarian organizations have reached more than 403,000 people with humanitarian assistance by the end of November. This represents 116 per cent of those targeted by partners in the 2020 HRP.
The increase in the number of people reached with assistance can be attributed to a higher number of non-displaced Libyans that were reached than targeted for assistance. This included activities related to the provision of school-aged children feeding meals, which were continued despite school closures, as well as non-displaced Libyans reached with food assistance and health services at primary and secondary levels, primarily associated with COVID-19 response.
Assistance was provided to more than 86,000 internally displaced people, nearly 43,000 returnees, 184,000 vulnerable and conflict-affected Libyans, as well as 54,000 migrants and 36,000 refugees.
Among those assisted, humanitarian partners reached 125,000 people with unconditional food assistance and 19,000 children received take home rations. More than 106,000 people were assisted with non-food items and 3,300 people with shelter support. Health partners continued to increase access to health services, providing more than 226,000 medical procedures and 70,000 people benefited from access to water, sanitation and hygiene items or services. More than 107,000 people received specialized protection services or awareness raising activities, including gender-based violence and child protection services, and psychosocial support. Mine Action partners also cleared nearly 3,600 explosive hazards, explosive ordnance disposal spot tasks and battle area clearance.