UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Libya Georgette Gagnon has visited Misrata and Tawergha with UNDP, IOM, UNHCR, Unicef, and UNSMIL officials.
“In Misrata, we discussed with municipal officials new UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework and key role of municipalities in working with UN to advance development for all people in Libya,” Gagnon tweeted.
“In Tawergha, we met the Local Council and discussed persistent challenges faced by the community in access to education, health, water, housing, jobs, and the urgent need for government to increase support for durable solutions for IDPs & people who have returned to Tawergha,” she pointed out.
“We met mothers, children, divorced women, elders, unemployed youth, families living in two partially destroyed schools unable to access housing & basic services and saw their suffering. We call on the government to provide needed support to those most vulnerable in Tawergha,” according to the UN Coordinator.
“We visited UN projects including a rehabilitated water purification plant and a primary mother and child healthcare center in al-Alaam. The UN is committed to working with the local council & government to support sustainable return and development for all people in Tawergha,” Gagnon said.