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THE HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE PLAN AT A GLANCE

STRATEGIC OBJECTIVE 1Protect peoples rights in accordance with IHL and IHRL

STRATEGIC OBJECTIVE 2Support inclusive, safe and dignified access to basic services for vulnerable households and communities

STRATEGIC OBJECTIVE 3Strengthen the humanitarian response by increasing accountability and capacity

STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES

Under the 2018 Libya humanitarian response plan, humanitarian partners aim to respond to the most basic needs of 940,000 people out of an estimated 1.1 million in need of life-saving humanitarian assistance and protection across Libya.

The Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) has identified three core strategic objectives to guide a principled, focused, prioritised and better coordinated humanitarian response in 2018. These were informed by enhanced assessments and analysis and operational considerations.

Achieving these objectives, through humanitarian activities under this plan, is contingent upon the availability of sufficient resources and the existence of an enabling operational environment.

The plan was developed in complementarity with United Nations Country Teams Strategic Framework, which includes efforts to build resilience and strengthen basic services, with every effort made to eliminate duplication and ensure maximum synergies between the plans.

Many development and stabilisation interventions in Libya are directly relevant to humanitarian work, as they often provide longer-term and sustainable solutions that reduce humanitarian needs over time. Thus, the HCT commits to coordinating and sequencing humanitarian response projects with existing and planned stabilisation and development programmes. In line with this approach, sector response strategies identified linkages between humanitarian aid and development and stabilisation support (e.g. in specific geographical locations or for targeted population groups), including opportunities to phase out humanitarian assistance towards longer term support, where appropriate.

1 Protect peoples rights in accordance with international humanitarian law (IHL) and international human rights law (IHRL)

Acknowledging the international human rights and humanitarian law violations, and in line with the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) guidance note on the centrality of protection, humanitarian actors aim to protect the rights and uphold the dignity of the most vulnerable. They will focus on mainstreaming and promoting the centrality of protection across all elements of the response, through a solid articulation of protection concerns, trends monitoring and analysis, as well as the establishment of preventative and response measures. Humanitarian actors will also increase advocacy efforts with duty bearers and all relevant stakeholders to protect affected civilians and promote respect for and adherence to IHL and IHRL.

2 Support inclusive, safe and dignified access to basic services for vulnerable households and communities

This objective stresses the importance of peoples ability to access humanitarian assistance, basic services and protection in safety and dignity, particularly in areas with the most severe needs. Response interventions in the various sectors will be focused on the most vulnerable groups and communities who face limited access to basic goods, and services. Examples of interventions include but are not limited to supporting access to formal and nonformal education, providing psychosocial support, improving access to preventive and curative health services, ensuring timely and dignified access to WASH services, providing cash assistance and addressing the threat of explosive hazards.

3 Strengthen the humanitarian response by increasing accountability and capacity

This objective encapsulates humanitarian partners commitment to good programming, gender and conflictsensitivity, scaling up capacity, improved coordination, and upholding the core principle of do no harm, including through meaningful two-way communication with communities affected by the crisis. It also includes efforts to strengthen the local and national emergency capacity and response mechanisms.

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Libya – Economic Indicators – Actual Data – Historical Charts

GDP in Libya fell to 29.15 USD Billion from 41.14 USD Billion. Inflation Rate went down to 25.70 percent from 26.90 percent in Aug 2017. Interest Rate was reported at 3.00 percent. Population grew to 6.29 million from 6.23 million and Unemployment Rate was recorded at 19.22 percent.

GDP all-time average stands at 42.34 USD Billion and it’s projection for 2016 is 34.1. Inflation Rate averaged 8.10 percent since Jan 2004 and is projected to be 24.3 in Oct 2017. Interest Rate is forecasted to be 3 in 01/31/2018. The Population all-time average stands at 4.03 million and it’s projection for 2017 is 6.36. Unemployment Rate averaged 19.14 percent since 1991 and is projected to be 19.2 in 2017.

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The Department of State warns U.S. citizens against all travel to Libya and recommends that U.S. citizens currently in Libya depart immediately.On July 26, 2014, the U.S. Embassy suspended all embassy operations in Libya and relocated staff outside of the country because of violence between Libyan militias. The U.S. Embassy in Tripoli remains closed, and the security situation in Libya remains unpredictable and unstable. U.S. citizens in Libya should make contingency emergency plans and maintain situational awareness at all times. This Travel Warning supersedes the Travel Warning issued on June 9, 2016.

On July 26, 2014 the U.S. Embassy suspended operations in Libya. The Department of State has extremely limited capacity to assist U.S. citizens in Libya.

Please direct inquiries regarding U.S. citizens in Libya to LibyaACS@state.gov. Callers in the United States and Canada may dial the toll free number 1-888-407-4747. Callers outside the United States and Canada may dial 1-202-501-4444.

Recent worldwide terrorism alerts, including the Department of States Worldwide Caution, have stated that extremist groups continue to plan terrorist attacks against U.S. interests in the Middle East region, including Libya.

Tripoli and other cities have witnessed fighting between armed groups and government forces as well as terrorist attacks. Hotels frequented by westerners have been caught in the crossfire. Militia controlled checkpoints are common. Militia groups sometimes detain travelers for arbitrary reasons, do not grant detainees access to a lawyer or legal process, and do not allow detainees to inform others of their status. U.S. citizens should carry proof of citizenship and valid immigration status at all times but be aware that these documents do not guarantee fair treatment. The Department of State has extremely limited capacity to assist U.S. citizens who are detained in Libya.

Most international airports are closed, and flights out of operational airports are sporadic and may be cancelled without warning. On December 23, 2016 an airplane traveling from Sabha to Tripoli was hijacked and diverted to Malta by armed men threatening to blow up the plane. The U.S. government is very concerned about the targeting of commercial transportation in Libya, and prohibits U.S. commercial aviation operations within Libyan airspace. Due to risks to civil aviation operating within or in the vicinity of Libya, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued a Special Federal Aviation Regulation (SFAR). For further background information regarding FAA flight advisories and prohibitions for U.S. civil aviation, U.S. citizens should consult Federal Aviation Administrations Prohibitions, Restrictions and Notices.

Seaports and roads can also close with little or no warning. Violence in Libya against civilian commercial interests raises serious concerns about the safety of maritime vessels and their crews. The Libyan National Army (LNA) announced on January 7, 2015 that all vessels in Libyan waters require LNA approval for transit, following the January 4, 2015 bombing of a Greek-operated oil tanker that killed two crewmen near Derna, Libya. Vessels are advised to proceed with extreme caution when approaching all Libyan oil terminals and ports. Mariners planning travel to Libya should check for U.S. maritime advisories and alerts. Updates may also be posted to the U.S. Coast Guard homeport website, and the NGA broadcast warnings website (select broadcast warnings) advisories.

Violent extremist activity in Libya remains high, and extremist groups have made threats against U.S. government officials, citizens, and interests. Threats against U.S. citizens may include murder or kidnapping. ISIL claimed responsibility for two vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices in Tripoli in September 2016.

U.S. citizens should avoid areas of demonstrations and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings or protests, as even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. Crime levels in Libya remain high, including the threat of kidnapping for ransom.

If travel in the desert or border regions of Libya is critically necessary, exercise caution and comply with local regulations. Terrorist organizations, including Islamic State-affiliated groups and al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, continue to threaten the region. Recent terrorist attacks have occurred in the border region, where extremists have kidnapped Westerners, most recently two Italians and a Canadian citizen in September 2016. Please note the travel warnings and alerts for neighboring countries, Algeria, Tunisia, Chad, Niger, and Sudan.

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Libya sends back 242 migrants to Nigeria – CNN

Dabiri told CNN that around 5,000 Nigerians have come back from Libya in the past year.

“The President has said any Nigerian who wants to come back should be brought back, so IOM has been helping out,” Dabiri said.

The NCFRMI said it has been processing on average between eight and 10 flights a month of Nigerians returning from Libya.

Reacting to recent CNN footage on the sale of Africans in Libya, the Nigerian leader said it was appalling that “some Nigerians (in the footage) were being sold like goats for a few dollars in Libya.”

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‘Breaking Bad’ House Owners Install Fence to Stop Fans from Throwing Pizza on Roof


The owners of the New Mexico house featured in the television show Breaking Bad installed a fence to keep fans from throwing pizza on their roof.

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Alter: ‘Pathetic’ That Trump ‘Is a Destroyer’ – Even Putin Thinks He’s ‘Wrong on Iran’

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On Saturday’s “MSNBC Live,” Daily Beast columnist and MSNBC analyst Jonathan Alter argued President Trump just wants to destroy anything President Obama did and “Even Vladimir Putin” thinks Trump is “wrong on Iran.” Alter said, “It’s really pathetic. You know, this is a guy who’s supposedly a builder in the private sector. Now all he is is a destroyer. He just wants to take down anything that Barack Obama did. That’s no way to govern. We need some continuity in this country, and our allies expect it. Even Vladimir Putin thinks he’s wrong on Iran. You know, the only support he has is from Netanyahu, and there are all these reports that everybody in the intelligence community in Israel thinks it’s a terrible idea for Israel’s security, not to mention the security of the rest of the world, for them to blow up this Iran deal.” Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchett

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REVEALED: Iran Hacks 9,000 UK Parliament E-mails As Govt Opposes Trump Decertification of Iran Deal


The British government faces accusations of failing to represent the country’s national interests as it was revealed overnight that a cyber attack launched against parliamentary e-mails, previously blamed on Russia, actually came from the Iranian regime. Around 9,000 parliamentary e-mails were affected by the breach, with the news coming out on the same day the UK government doubled down on its support for the Iran deal that U.S. President Donald J. Trump refused to certify. The “brute force” attack, reported overnight by The Times of London, is believed to include e-mail from Theresa May’s office as well as those of other Cabinet members. At they same time, the British government alongside its European Union partners pushed back against President Trump’s decision not to recertify President Barack Obama’s Iran deal. Immediately after the U.S. government declared they could not and would not “make this certification”, EU and UK sources began major spin operations in Iran’s favor. Britain’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) stated: “Our governments are committed to ensuring the [Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action to Congress] is maintained” and their social media feeds began blasting out pro Iran deal statements: The Iran Deal neutralises their nuclear programme pic.twitter.com/yaYDosFwMB — Foreign Office

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2018 Libya Humanitarian Response Plan Overview – Libya …

THE HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE PLAN AT A GLANCE STRATEGIC OBJECTIVE 1Protect peoples rights in accordance with IHL and IHRL STRATEGIC OBJECTIVE 2Support inclusive, safe and dignified access to basic services for vulnerable households and communities STRATEGIC OBJECTIVE 3Strengthen the humanitarian response by increasing accountability and capacity STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES Under the 2018 Libya humanitarian response plan, humanitarian partners aim to respond to the most basic needs of 940,000 people out of an estimated 1.1 million in need of life-saving humanitarian assistance and protection across Libya. The Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) has identified three core strategic objectives to guide a principled, focused, prioritised and better coordinated humanitarian response in 2018. These were informed by enhanced assessments and analysis and operational considerations. Achieving these objectives, through humanitarian activities under this plan, is contingent upon the availability of sufficient resources and the existence of an enabling operational environment. The plan was developed in complementarity with United Nations Country Teams Strategic Framework, which includes efforts to build resilience and strengthen basic services, with every effort made to eliminate duplication and ensure maximum synergies between the plans. Many development and stabilisation interventions in Libya are directly relevant to humanitarian work, as they often provide longer-term and sustainable solutions that reduce humanitarian needs over time. Thus, the HCT commits to coordinating and sequencing humanitarian response projects with existing and planned stabilisation and development programmes. In line with this approach, sector response strategies identified linkages between humanitarian aid and development and stabilisation support (e.g. in specific geographical locations or for targeted population groups), including opportunities to phase out humanitarian assistance towards longer term support, where appropriate. 1 Protect peoples rights in accordance with international humanitarian law (IHL) and international human rights law (IHRL) Acknowledging the international human rights and humanitarian law violations, and in line with the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) guidance note on the centrality of protection, humanitarian actors aim to protect the rights and uphold the dignity of the most vulnerable. They will focus on mainstreaming and promoting the centrality of protection across all elements of the response, through a solid articulation of protection concerns, trends monitoring and analysis, as well as the establishment of preventative and response measures. Humanitarian actors will also increase advocacy efforts with duty bearers and all relevant stakeholders to protect affected civilians and promote respect for and adherence to IHL and IHRL. 2 Support inclusive, safe and dignified access to basic services for vulnerable households and communities This objective stresses the importance of peoples ability to access humanitarian assistance, basic services and protection in safety and dignity, particularly in areas with the most severe needs. Response interventions in the various sectors will be focused on the most vulnerable groups and communities who face limited access to basic goods, and services. Examples of interventions include but are not limited to supporting access to formal and nonformal education, providing psychosocial support, improving access to preventive and curative health services, ensuring timely and dignified access to WASH services, providing cash assistance and addressing the threat of explosive hazards. 3 Strengthen the humanitarian response by increasing accountability and capacity This objective encapsulates humanitarian partners commitment to good programming, gender and conflictsensitivity, scaling up capacity, improved coordination, and upholding the core principle of do no harm, including through meaningful two-way communication with communities affected by the crisis. It also includes efforts to strengthen the local and national emergency capacity and response mechanisms.

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Libya – Economic Indicators – Actual Data – Historical Charts

GDP in Libya fell to 29.15 USD Billion from 41.14 USD Billion. Inflation Rate went down to 25.70 percent from 26.90 percent in Aug 2017. Interest Rate was reported at 3.00 percent. Population grew to 6.29 million from 6.23 million and Unemployment Rate was recorded at 19.22 percent. GDP all-time average stands at 42.34 USD Billion and it’s projection for 2016 is 34.1. Inflation Rate averaged 8.10 percent since Jan 2004 and is projected to be 24.3 in Oct 2017. Interest Rate is forecasted to be 3 in 01/31/2018. The Population all-time average stands at 4.03 million and it’s projection for 2017 is 6.36. Unemployment Rate averaged 19.14 percent since 1991 and is projected to be 19.2 in 2017.

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Libya – travel.state.gov

The Department of State warns U.S. citizens against all travel to Libya and recommends that U.S. citizens currently in Libya depart immediately.On July 26, 2014, the U.S. Embassy suspended all embassy operations in Libya and relocated staff outside of the country because of violence between Libyan militias. The U.S. Embassy in Tripoli remains closed, and the security situation in Libya remains unpredictable and unstable. U.S. citizens in Libya should make contingency emergency plans and maintain situational awareness at all times. This Travel Warning supersedes the Travel Warning issued on June 9, 2016. On July 26, 2014 the U.S. Embassy suspended operations in Libya. The Department of State has extremely limited capacity to assist U.S. citizens in Libya. Please direct inquiries regarding U.S. citizens in Libya to LibyaACS@state.gov. Callers in the United States and Canada may dial the toll free number 1-888-407-4747. Callers outside the United States and Canada may dial 1-202-501-4444. Recent worldwide terrorism alerts, including the Department of States Worldwide Caution, have stated that extremist groups continue to plan terrorist attacks against U.S. interests in the Middle East region, including Libya. Tripoli and other cities have witnessed fighting between armed groups and government forces as well as terrorist attacks. Hotels frequented by westerners have been caught in the crossfire. Militia controlled checkpoints are common. Militia groups sometimes detain travelers for arbitrary reasons, do not grant detainees access to a lawyer or legal process, and do not allow detainees to inform others of their status. U.S. citizens should carry proof of citizenship and valid immigration status at all times but be aware that these documents do not guarantee fair treatment. The Department of State has extremely limited capacity to assist U.S. citizens who are detained in Libya. Most international airports are closed, and flights out of operational airports are sporadic and may be cancelled without warning. On December 23, 2016 an airplane traveling from Sabha to Tripoli was hijacked and diverted to Malta by armed men threatening to blow up the plane. The U.S. government is very concerned about the targeting of commercial transportation in Libya, and prohibits U.S. commercial aviation operations within Libyan airspace. Due to risks to civil aviation operating within or in the vicinity of Libya, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued a Special Federal Aviation Regulation (SFAR). For further background information regarding FAA flight advisories and prohibitions for U.S. civil aviation, U.S. citizens should consult Federal Aviation Administrations Prohibitions, Restrictions and Notices. Seaports and roads can also close with little or no warning. Violence in Libya against civilian commercial interests raises serious concerns about the safety of maritime vessels and their crews. The Libyan National Army (LNA) announced on January 7, 2015 that all vessels in Libyan waters require LNA approval for transit, following the January 4, 2015 bombing of a Greek-operated oil tanker that killed two crewmen near Derna, Libya. Vessels are advised to proceed with extreme caution when approaching all Libyan oil terminals and ports. Mariners planning travel to Libya should check for U.S. maritime advisories and alerts. Updates may also be posted to the U.S. Coast Guard homeport website, and the NGA broadcast warnings website (select broadcast warnings) advisories. Violent extremist activity in Libya remains high, and extremist groups have made threats against U.S. government officials, citizens, and interests. Threats against U.S. citizens may include murder or kidnapping. ISIL claimed responsibility for two vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices in Tripoli in September 2016. U.S. citizens should avoid areas of demonstrations and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings or protests, as even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. Crime levels in Libya remain high, including the threat of kidnapping for ransom. If travel in the desert or border regions of Libya is critically necessary, exercise caution and comply with local regulations. Terrorist organizations, including Islamic State-affiliated groups and al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, continue to threaten the region. Recent terrorist attacks have occurred in the border region, where extremists have kidnapped Westerners, most recently two Italians and a Canadian citizen in September 2016. Please note the travel warnings and alerts for neighboring countries, Algeria, Tunisia, Chad, Niger, and Sudan. For more information: … [READ MORE]

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Libya sends back 242 migrants to Nigeria – CNN

Dabiri told CNN that around 5,000 Nigerians have come back from Libya in the past year. “The President has said any Nigerian who wants to come back should be brought back, so IOM has been helping out,” Dabiri said. The NCFRMI said it has been processing on average between eight and 10 flights a month of Nigerians returning from Libya. Reacting to recent CNN footage on the sale of Africans in Libya, the Nigerian leader said it was appalling that “some Nigerians (in the footage) were being sold like goats for a few dollars in Libya.”

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‘Breaking Bad’ House Owners Install Fence to Stop Fans from Throwing Pizza on Roof

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Alter: ‘Pathetic’ That Trump ‘Is a Destroyer’ – Even Putin Thinks He’s ‘Wrong on Iran’

On Saturday’s “MSNBC Live,” Daily Beast columnist and MSNBC analyst Jonathan Alter argued President Trump just wants to destroy anything President Obama did and “Even Vladimir Putin” thinks Trump is “wrong on Iran.” Alter said, “It’s really pathetic. You know, this is a guy who’s supposedly a builder in the private sector. Now all he is is a destroyer. He just wants to take down anything that Barack Obama did. That’s no way to govern. We need some continuity in this country, and our allies expect it. Even Vladimir Putin thinks he’s wrong on Iran. You know, the only support he has is from Netanyahu, and there are all these reports that everybody in the intelligence community in Israel thinks it’s a terrible idea for Israel’s security, not to mention the security of the rest of the world, for them to blow up this Iran deal.” Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchett

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REVEALED: Iran Hacks 9,000 UK Parliament E-mails As Govt Opposes Trump Decertification of Iran Deal

The British government faces accusations of failing to represent the country’s national interests as it was revealed overnight that a cyber attack launched against parliamentary e-mails, previously blamed on Russia, actually came from the Iranian regime. Around 9,000 parliamentary e-mails were affected by the breach, with the news coming out on the same day the UK government doubled down on its support for the Iran deal that U.S. President Donald J. Trump refused to certify. The “brute force” attack, reported overnight by The Times of London, is believed to include e-mail from Theresa May’s office as well as those of other Cabinet members. At they same time, the British government alongside its European Union partners pushed back against President Trump’s decision not to recertify President Barack Obama’s Iran deal. Immediately after the U.S. government declared they could not and would not “make this certification”, EU and UK sources began major spin operations in Iran’s favor. Britain’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) stated: “Our governments are committed to ensuring the [Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action to Congress] is maintained” and their social media feeds began blasting out pro Iran deal statements: The Iran Deal neutralises their nuclear programme pic.twitter.com/yaYDosFwMB — Foreign Office

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