Today the European Commission is announcing over €6 million to support stabilisation efforts in Libya.
Through the Instrument contributing to Stability & Peace (IcSP), €5 million will go to the Stabilisation Facility for Libya – an initiative of the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA), supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the international community.
The aim of the Stabilisation Facility is to rehabilitate critical infrastructure in conflict-affected areas. In turn, this will enable the reopening of key services at municipal level, underpinning the country’s efforts to stabilise the overall political situation in Libya and to allow business activity to recover.
Capacity building for municipalities aims at enabling them to assume more effective leadership in local stabilisation efforts, and is intended to create new partnerships between municipalities and local communities to ensure the promotion of peaceful conflict resolution. The Facility will target a variety of selected localities across Libya.
A further €1.1 million will be provided to a city profiling system which rapidly collects and presents statistically sound data at municipal and local level, identifying areas of greatest need. This profiling system will also provide analysis to support planning for stabilisation, resilience and recovery activities. This action will be implemented by the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN Habitat), together with United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).