WFP Libya Country Brief, February 2019

Operational Updates

In February 2019, WFP assisted 52,989 people, who received food rations through General Food Assistance (GFA) to cover their basic food needs.

Heavy fighting led to dozens of casualties and caused the disruption of food distributions in and around Murzuq in southwest Libya in February. The International Organization for Migration's (IOM) reported that bakeries had been closed and that other key food commodities, such as rice, pasta, beans, couscous, canned tuna, milk, tomatoes and vegetable oil were largely unavailable in the last week of February, although most local markets were reported to be open in Murzuq as of 01 March. With the security situation improving at the very end of the month, WFP prepositioned food in Sebha so that a response is possible once access to Murzuq reopens. WFP key informants in the region also confirmed that there is a shortage of cooking fuel.

WFP continues to work with the Ministry of Education ahead of the start of a School Feeding Programme. Data analysis training is currently underway to prepare for a baseline survey that will strengthen the School Feeding Programme.

Source: World Food Programme