UN agencies warned Monday that Libya’s flood-stricken city of Derna, where thousands were killed a week ago, faces the threat of disease outbreaks that could bring “a second devastating crisis”.
Aid workers and volunteers on the ground in Libya’s Derna have raised concerns that the aftermath of the flash floods that ravaged the city could soon result in an epidemic.
At least 55 children have been poisoned by polluted water in the Libyan coastal city of Derna, which was hit especially hard by floods caused by Storm Daniel when it hit the country last weekend, Anadolu Agency reports.
The member of the Crisis Committee in the Municipality of Derna, Hamad Al-Shalwi, described the humanitarian situation in the city as “catastrophic,” stressing that it exceeded what the mind or imagination could fathom, adding in an interview with the Libyan News Agency that there were still many people trapped under …
The National Commission for Human Rights in Libya (NCHRL) released a statement expressing concern regarding the lack of healthcare for vulnerable groups, including migrants and minors in Libya. The committee highlighted patients’ safety at risk due to the lack of medical care. The Ministry of Health was called upon to …
On 4 April, World Health Organization (WHO) Libya Country Office published its 2021 Annual Report. The report covers Libya’s response to Covid-19, migrants in need of humanitarian health assistance, and the status of health care services and Libya’s workforce.
Reports show drinking water in Libyan schools is highly contaminated and a probable cause of recurring disease in schoolchildren. Years of neglect have left water infrastructure decimated, with worrying ramifications for public health.
The General Medical and Paramedical Unions decided to hold an urgent meeting on Thursday to consider the issue of what they deemed the “disregard” of the Prime Minister (PM), Abdel Hamid Dbeibah for their demands and to set a date for a general strike.
Speaking to Libyan media during a press conference yesterday, the head of the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Hayder Al-Sayeh, said that entry to all institutions and state transactions will become conditional on the electronic card, which proves obtaining the anti-Coronavirus vaccination.
When I suffered from a foot injury as a young man in Libya, prior to Gaddafi’s coup d’état in September 1969, I received prompt and efficient care at one of Benghazi’s social security polyclinics. Libyan citizens had access to both private and public medical coverage, with equipped hospitals staffed by …