2022 HPC | Libya Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) (Extension of 2021 HRP into May 2022)
Moving forward into 2022, while noting steady improvements to the humanitarian situation as evidenced through needs assessments and surveys, due to achievements on the political and security fronts, the Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) agreed to extend the 2021 HRP programming into the first five months of 2022, from January to 31 May. The extension considered the changes in the situation in Libya with the number of people in need seeing a 36 per cent reduction in 2022, to 803,000 people in need from 1.3 million people in need identified in 2021. A recalculation of the target population estimates that 211,000 people will require humanitarian assistance for the first five months of 2022, representing specifically the revised target for people in severe need encompassing the HRP extension. The 211,000 people most in need includes: 56,000 IDPs; 18,000 returnees; 52,000 nondisplaced; 41,000 migrants; and 43,000 refugees. A total of $75.3 million is required for humanitarian programming into 2022 until the end of May. As the overall situation improves and progress towards early recovery and humanitarian-development nexus building gains momentum, the HRP extension allows the humanitarian community to evaluate and monitor developments on the ground to determine the scale and scope of any future appeal. Should there be any reversals in the political or security context, the humanitarian community is well placed to adjust accordingly.
2022 HPC - Libya Humanitarian Needs Overview (HNO)
In 2022, 803,000 people in need require some form of targeted humanitarian assistance; this includes 24 per cent women and 30 per cent children. This year’s findings also show that no population group registered on the extreme end of the severity scale (5 – catastrophic). The number of people in need of humanitarian assistance represents an overall reduction by 36 per cent from 2021 and highlights the decrease in needs brought about by the end of hostilities and the general improvements in access and mobility across the country. An overall improvement of humanitarian conditions is evident, as population groups with the means to return to their area of origin and rebuild their lives face limited political or security barriers; however, the returns trend is slowing as those still displaced face far more systematic impediments to return, including personal security and social cohesion, and for whom durable solutions are required in line with planning with national authorities. In addition, the poor state of basic infrastructure and impact of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to present challenges for Libyans and non-Libyans.