The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has provided mobile health services for migrants in remote local border communities in Libya.
Development Diaries reports that the UN agency provided the support in collaboration with Libya’s Ministry of Health and two municipalities.
IOM, in a tweet on its official Twiter handle, said it was also providing mobile health services for migrants, and promoting health through social mobilisation and behaviour change.
SDG Three: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
IOM, with MoH & 2 municipalities (Taraghin and Algurdha), is supporting Libyan health authorities by providing mobile #health services to remote local border communities & #migrants, including health promotion through social mobilization and behavior change activities.#EU pic.twitter.com/TYcCGIhpLD
— IOM Libya (@IOM_Libya) February 10, 2023
According to a January report by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), more than 1,400 people have been reported as rescued or intercepted by the Libyan authorities in 2023.
Data from Helpcode reveals that thousands of people in the North African country do not have access to healthcare, and medication is scarce.
A World Health Organisation’s (WHO) analysis of Libya’s health sector shows that out of 1,656 healthcare facilities, 17 percent of hospitals and 20.1 percent of first aid centres are non–operational.
Photo source: IOM Libya