Libya - Emergency Infection Prevention and Control to Support Vulnerable Population Amidst COVID-19 Outbreak

Project Summary

Approval Date 09 Jul 2020
Signature Date 25 Oct 2020
Planned Completion Date 30 May 2021
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Social
DAC Sector Code 11231
Environmental Category 3
Commitment U.A 340,030.04
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The proposed emergency assistance project will contribute to supporting the Libya’s national Response Plan for COVID-19. The COVID-19 situation in Libya is highly challenging against the complex political and socio-economic context. Following years of neglect and under-funding, the Libyan health sector has become extremely fragile and today, in face of the COVID-19 pandemic, is on the verge of collapse. While the reported number of infections is still manageable -at 168 confirmed cases and five deaths as of June 2, 2020 - the numbers are expected to surge exponentially, partly affected by the continued movement across border with neighboring countries where reported cases are already high and are rapidly increasing. This operation, which involves Bank’s grant of USD 480,000, will address priority strategic needs and help fill the funding gap for Libya's COVID-19 response plan. The assistance is intended to focus on infection prevention and control and to shield communities, particularly those most vulnerable including the health workers. The project components are: (i) Provision of personal protective equipment (PPE): (USD 446.4,000) consisting of 8000 complete sets of PPE of 10 items each, including transportation and logistics; (ii) Project Management (USD 33,600): Administration fees of 7% of the grant, to the WHO, designated as the implementing agency.

Project Objectives

This Bank’s intervention seeks to compliment ongoing humanitarian activities by the UN agencies and international organizations to mitigate the negative effects of the virus pandemic on the population living in Libya. The emergency assistance by the Bank is aimed at partially filling the financing gap identified to ensure that response plan for COVID-19 is implemented with a focus on case management, particularly procuring adequate personal protection equipment to ease the reluctance of medical staff in treating patients.


The Libya's Government and medical staff by the provision of personal protection equipment.

Participating Organization

Special Relief Funds
WHO Representative Dr Syed Jaffar Hussain


IATI identifier 46002-P-LY-I00-001
Last Update 06 Feb 2023


Contact Details

Name EL SOKKARY Gehane

Geographic Location

Country Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
Coordinates Location Name
32.88743 13.18733 Tripoli