Libya faces a complex and protracted humanitarian and protection crises due to sustained armed conflict, the breakdown of public service provision and governance and economic challenges. Indiscriminate attacks on civilians and civilian infrastructure has been prevalent throughout the conflict.
2021 Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition (SHCC) Report
The SHCC identified 77 incidents of violence against or obstruction of health care in Libya in 2020, compared to 73 such incidents in 2019. Those responsible for these incidents damaged or destroyed health facilities, and killed and injured health workers, forcing health facilities to close, with potentially devastating consequences for an effective COVID-19 response.