Libya Humanitarian Response Plan 2022
A total of $75.3 million is required for humanitarian programming into 2022 until the end of May. As the overall situation improves and progress towards early recovery and humanitarian-development nexus building gains momentum, the HRP extension allows the humanitarian community to evaluate and monitor developments on the ground to determine the scale and scope of any future appeal. Should there be any reversals in the political or security context, the humanitarian community is well placed to adjust accordingly.
Protection remains at the core of the humanitarian response in Libya. In addition to specific protection activities and services, a Centrality of Protection approach aims to ensure protection is integral across all interventions, ensuring a response that seeks to reduce protection risks while addressing needs. For internally displaced persons, work has begun on developing a strategy on IDP durable solutions, as part of the Centrality of Protection Framework to accelerate the voluntary, safe, and sustainable return of displaced communities, or their local integration, in collaboration with the Ministry of State of Displaced Affairs and Human Rights. For refugees, asylum seekers and migrants, improvements in the overall humanitarian situation did not result in significant changes as the number of persons held in arbitrary detention, either having been returned from attempts to cross the sea to Europe or subject to targeted security operations, increased significantly throughout the year, from 1,100 in January to nearly 6,000 in August to more than 10,000 during the October security crackdown and standing at 5,738 at the end of November. Human rights violations and abuses, and crimes including sexual and gender-based violence, torture, extortion, forced labor and exploitation, and forced evictions against the migrant and refugee population are widespread in Libya, representing substantial risks to the migrant and refugee population, particularly for women and girls.
Capacity-building for national counterparts is a commonly agreed priority for all sectors and will be a key component of activities, as partners move forward with facilitating recovery and development processes, while ensuring that the underlying drivers for needs decrease. Similarly, focus on improved evidence-based planning and response through better data collection and analysis will continue. Coordination at all levels will be targeted to support services, such as logistics, and ensuring a more people-centered and accountable response through support to the inter-agency Common Feedback Mechanism (CFM).
Response modalities will include in-kind assistance and service support, as well as conditional and unconditional cash assistance. Multi-sector response approaches, such as the Rapid Response Mechanism (RRM), will strengthen intersectoral complementarity and maintain the flexibility and speed in humanitarian response required in Libya’s operating environment. Response approaches are also built around key thematic areas of intervention or geographical locations of people in need, such as health and education facilities, area of displacement and detention centers.