The last nine years of instability and conflict have affected every aspect of life in Libya, both for nationals and for the hundreds of thousands of migrants drawn to the country as a transit route to Europe.

Following the fall of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, the country faced a complex civil war among rival factions vying for national control. Fighting, particularly in urban areas, created significant protection risks for civilians and led to widespread damage to public infrastructures, including medical facilities. Over a quarter of the population now report facing challenges in accessing healthcare.

The Second Libyan Civil War lasted until October 2020 when a permanent ceasefire was established, the success of which will be tested in time. Explosive remnants of war will continue to pose a risk to civilians.

The heavy fighting and ensuing damage to infrastructure and livelihoods, led to high numbers of internal displacements (almost 400,000 as of 2020). Basic service provision has deteriorated, with people’s wellbeing and living standards falling day by day. Many continue to live in substandard shelters where they struggle to pay war-inflated rents and often revert to negative coping mechanisms.


ACTED in Libya

Since 2011....

Over 200
civil society organisations have taken part in our trainings.
individuals have benefitted from our multi-purpose cash assistance.
households benefitted from protection monitoring

In Libya, ACTED’s aim is to support the most vulnerable and provide them with access to basic services, while supporting the recovery and development of the Libyan population.

ACTED delivers protection assistance to vulnerable, conflict-affected populations, as well as financial support through cash assistance, for households to meet their most urgent needs.

ACTED also promotes social cohesion and community stabilization in communities affected by conflict by addressing infrastructure needs and supporting community-led initiatives.

To enable a resilience of all vulnerable populations, ACTED supports civil society and economic development initiatives.

Conflict in Libya's cities regularly effected schools and hospitals. Over the past year, ACTED made major efforts to repair the effected schools.
ACTED worked with the national organisation CIL to create Child-friendly spaces to support community stabilisation

Current projects

Strengthening local capacities for Resilience and Recovery
Education Cannot Wait – Multi-Year Resilience Programme for Libya
ACTED, 2017
Arts Exhibition in ACTED Training Center, Benghazi



October 2017

Overview of ACTED programmes in Libya

November 2018

National CSOs Consultation in Libya: Findings and Recommendations