Federal Foreign Office provides 4.5 million euros to foster stability in southern Libya

The Federal Foreign Office has pledged 4.5million euros to the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to foster peace and stability in Libya.The target groups of the project, which will start this month, are internally displaced persons, refugees, migrants and host communities.

The project will be carried out in two main areas, Sabha and Qatrun in southern Libya, close to the border to the Niger and Chad. The focus will be on restoring basic infrastructure, building community centres for families, organising leisure, educational and guidance activities, providing support for professional training courses, helping people to set up their own companies, and promoting the peace process by fostering dialogue between local civil society stakeholders, NGOs and communities.

From June2016, the Federal Foreign Office will also provide one million euros in funding to afurther IOMproject aimed at supporting internally displaced persons and migrants in need of protection in eastern, western and southern Libya.

Source: Germany - Federal Foreign Office.