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Reference : V-P-LY-E-00413
Date : 06/04/2021
Country/Region : LIBYA
Caption : Awal. Meeting between the ICRC and local leaders.
Photographer : KREMA, Mohaned
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : ICRC website, photo gallery, 01.06.2021.
"In Awal, a small makeshift town 40 km to the east of Ghadames, the ICRC met community leaders. Awal is hosting families who left Ghadames few years ago as a result of inter-communal fighting. Through such meetings, ICRC listens to communities' needs ahead of delivering assistance.
Ghadames and its inhabitants have not been directly affected by the last round of fighting in Libya, which lasted from April 2019 to August 2020. However, there remains over 500 displaced families who had to leave Ghadames as a result of past inter-communal fighting. These families are now settled in a nearby locality of Awal.
Recently an ICRC team from its Tripoli Sub-delegation took the long road trip to assess the humanitarian situation in the area. They spent a few days there meeting with authorities and mingling with people to learn more about the impact of conflict and COVID-19 on their lives. Being a very remote area in a conflict affected country has taken its toll on the essential services in Ghadames such as water, sewerage and healthcare, as all of them require attention and investment for repairs and upgradation."
Resolution : 1536x2048
Orientation : portrait
Colour/B&W : colour