Citizens concerned over under reported Covid-19 cases in Libya as WHO reports double digit rise in infections

Citizens concerned over under reported Covid-19 cases in Libya as WHO reports double digit rise in infections

 (LibyaNN)- The internationally recognized Libyan government announced in March 2020 the allocation of LD 75 million to municipalities across Libya. The amounts from the ‘‘Emergency Budget’’ came in implementation of what was agreed at the government’s 17 March meeting with Municipality mayors to counter the spread of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

Today, Ministers of the Presidential council report that it has no clue as to where the funds went to. Municipalities across the state say they only received a fraction of the funding.

The European Union has mobilized €20 million (LYD 33 million) to assist Libya in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds aim to improve national detection and surveillance mechanisms in the fight against the coronavirus spread, boost preventive measures, and support Libya’s national health system. In particular, this EU support assists Libya’s most vulnerable communities affected by conflict, forced displacement, and migration.

As part of its global response to the coronavirus pandemic, the European Union (EU) has mobilized €20 million (LYD 33 million) to help the Libyan government tackle the ongoing crisis.

In partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), and the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), the EU will support the prevention of the spread of the coronavirus, in particular among Libya’s most vulnerable communities affected by conflict, forced displacement, and migration.

 

Reported by (Ashok Kumar)