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REACH Multi-Sector Needs Assessment III June 2016


Five years of political instability and armed conflict in Libya has caused extensive damage to key infrastructure, housing and livelihoods across the country.In this rapidly changing context, where humanitarian access is challenging, humanitarian actors have struggled to access reliable and comprehensive information on needs and priorities across affected areas. To address these critical information gaps, several Multi-Sector Needs Assessments have been conducted since June 2015. Supported by ECHO and FAO, this report presents information collected by REACH in June 2016. Known as the Multi Sector Needs Assessment (III), this report provides updated information since the last round of data collection in February 2016. It is not intended to repeat the comprehensive data gathering of the baseline assessment, but rather to measure key indicators which may vary over time and can feed directly into the response planning by partners.


The MSNA aims to provide periodic updates to existing information on the humanitarian context in Libya. It is not intended to substitute, but rather to supplement other data collection efforts in Libya, including information gathered from ministries, INGOS, UN agencies, local partner secondary data, quantitative assessments. In response to lessons learned from the baseline assessment, REACH approached relevant sector working groups in Tunis to provide feedback on indicators, modifying and adapting the tool where possible, while recognizing the need to maintain a degree of comparability with earlier studies.

Key findings: 

Findings indicate that the situation of some population groups remains very challenging, with prevalent threats to personal safety and security reported in certain locations as a result of ongoing conflict and insecurity. In addition, significant damage to basic infrastructure, rapidly rising prices, and a lack of access to liquidity are key cross-cutting issues that continue to undermine access to basic needs across all humanitarian sectors, fuelling community tensions and eroding people’s resilience in the longer term.

Assessment Report: 
Publicly Available
Assessment Questionnaire: 
Publicly Available
Assessment Data: 
Publicly Available
Assessment Date(s): 
01 Jun 2016
Report completed
Collection Method(s): 
Key Informant Interview
Population Type(s): 
All affected population
Leading/Coordinating Organization(s): 
REACH Initiative
Participating Organization(s): 
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
European Commission Humanitarian Aid & Civil Protection