Libya: UNHCR provides food packages for over 2,000 refugees and asylum-seekers

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The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) provided over 2,000 refugees with food packages this week in the western cities of Zawiya, Misurata and Zwara in Libya, as part of food assistance program with the World Food Program.

The joint program, backed by the European Union Emergency Trust Fund for Africa (EUTF Africa) is expanding its reach amid the rising Coronavirus infections, ongoing conflict and economic crisis.

“The help we provide under this project is lifesaving,” said UNHCR’s chief of Mission Jean-Paul Cavalieri. “It’s especially crucial for those just released from detention, who struggle initially to support themselves in urban settings.”