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OCHA Flash Update 2 – Humanitarian agencies launch appeal to respond to large-scale displacement in Libya

Civilian casualties, injuries, and large-scale displacement continue to increase in Libya as a result of recent clashes in the capital city of Tripoli and several other areas of the country. The Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) estimates that over 331,000 people are at risk and in need of humanitarian assistance, which …

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Stealing the revolution: violence and predation in Libya

The success of Libya’s 2011 revolution has given way to political disarray, an institutional vacuum, and an extraordinary proliferation of non-state and quasi-state armed groups operating across the country. However, rather than pursuing political or ideological objectives, these groups increasingly focus on resource predation.

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Weekly Security Report 07 October 2014 by SNE Special Projects

The UN sponsored talks are expected to begin again within the next few days after having the Eid holiday off. Tripoli has remained relatively quiet throughout the Eid al Adha festivities thus far, although militia leaders from Zintan have continued to claim that they intend to launch a counteroffensive against …

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Libya’s Legitimacy Crisis

While much of the world’s attention has been fixated on the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), Libya has been tearing itself asunder. Its airports lie in smoking ruins, foreign diplomats have fled, and its once outspoken civil society has been cowed through a spate of assassinations.

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