Since 2011, ACTED has been providing humanitarian aid and has supported civils society and local governance building throughout Libya, from its offices in Tripoli and Benghazi, as well as Tunis. The NGO responds to the humanitarian challenges faced by the country and supports displaced people, who are particularly vulnerable in the current context. . Under its Civil Initiatives Libya banner, ACTED is also offering capacity building, grants, and networking opportunities to civil society and local governance actors. Community resilience is further enhanced with the capacity building of social enterprises.
As the conflict in Libya entered its fourth year, 217,000 families are still displaced, unable to return to their homes due to insecurity and violence. The 279,000 returnees across the country are also facing their own set of challenges, often having exhausted their financial capacities and coping mechanisms and returning to highly damaged areas with insufficient basic services infrastructures. Against the backdrop of this humanitarian crisis, the surge of migrants across Libya, estimated at between 700,000 – 1 million, has continued to go unchecked. These migrants continue to be exposed to abuse and exploitation, including detention, abduction and forced labour, and limited capacity to seek support. The current protection system for refugees and migrants in the country is very fragile.
ACTED’s ongoing programmes aim to respond to the country’s most pressing emergency needs whilst building the resilience of communities through support to civil society, local governance, and social enterprises. Emergency programming includes providing unconditional multi-purpose cash transfers and deploying a cash-based rapid response in case of sudden crisis; establishing a helpline referring vulnerable people to protection services. Additionally, civil society programing includes providing organisational support to civil society organisations implementing quick impact projects. Furthermore, ACTED is offering capacity building, grants, and networking opportunities to civil society and local governance actors under its Civil Initiatives Libya banner.
Cash Assistance to Vulnerable Households
Assistance to vulnerable populations in Libya
Mixed migration flow monitoring and market monitoring
Key challenges and coping strategies of refugee and migrant children
Multi-sectoral needs assessment
Support to youth as actors of positive change through the promotion of social entrepreneurship
Joint Market Analysis Initiative
Emergency response to vulnerable displaced persons and other affected population
Unconditional Cash-based assistance to highly vulnerable households in the Western region in Libya
Multi-sector needs assessment and support of Cash Working Group
Integrated emergency response and protection assistance to conflict affected populations
Support to Libyan local actors to improve services delivery and reconstruction efforts
Local development planning approach for Libyan municipalities
Projet pour le développement communautaire dans le contexte des mouvements migratoires mixtes
Support to the University of Benghazi for capacity building of Libyan civil service executives
Benghazi Medical Center (BMC) Medicines and Small Consumables Procurement Project
Supplying Medicine to Benghazi Medical Center
Youth Mobility and Regional Integration of Maghreb countries
Youth Mobility in the Maghreb Region