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July 28, 2021

USAID’s Promoting Leadership and Activism of Youth (PLAY) for Peace in Libya (or “PLAY for Peace”) activity aims to increase youth participation in reconciliation efforts by providing safe spaces for dialogue and skills development, and opportunities for youth to engage with their communities. The two-year program seeks to reduce the likelihood of violence in Misrata, Tawergha, and Bani Walid in Western Libya by strengthening youth-to-youth relationships and promoting civic participation. 

May 3, 2021

Since the fall of Gadafi’s regime in 2011, USAID has worked closely with the Libyan Government, as well as local communities, companies, and investors to advance peace, prosperity, and with it, a return to economic growth. Towards this objective, the USAID Mission to Libya collaborates with a range of actors and stakeholders, including large multinational corporations, investors, local businesses, community associations, and health and education service providers. The Mission’s current focus is to collaborate with these actors and stakeholders to maintain access to basic goods and services; assist enterprises to grow and access financing; preserve institutions; and promote peace and stability amid the on-going conflict. Together, these actions are designed to lay the groundwork for post-conflict rapid economic growth.

November 3, 2020

As Libya responds to COVID-19, USAID is building on its partnerships with the Government of Libya (GoL), Libyan institutions, and civil society to spearhead donor support to the health sector, coordinate self-saving assistance, prioritize investments to respond to evolving public health needs by ensuring delivery of essential services, provide assistance to spur Libya’s economic recovery, and provide emergency assistance to Libya’s most vulnerable communities. USAID assistance for Libya's COVID-19 response totals at over $14.7 million.

May 27, 2020

In Libya, children of ethnic minority groups begin school at a significant disadvantage. The educational system is almost entirely based in the Arabic language, but many families speak only their native languages at home. In the classroom, elementary school students struggle to learn both academic concepts and the language in which they’re being taught.

April 22, 2020

The Stabilization Facility for Libya (SFL) supports the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) by providing tangible ‘quick-wins’ at the local level in the East, South and West of Libya. SFL implements improvements, such as rehabilitating critical infrastructure and restoring basic public services, in close collaboration with local governing institutions.

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Last updated: September 03, 2021

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