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Première Urgence Internationale (PUI) is a non-governmental, non-profit, non-political and non-religious international aid organization. Our teams are committed to supporting civilians’ victims of marginalization and exclusion, or hit by natural disasters, wars and economic collapses, by responding to their fundamental needs.

Première Urgence Internationale’s mandate is to provide aid to populations affected by natural disasters, economic crises and conflicts through an integrated approach adapted to each context.



Our mission

is to help populations affected by humanitarian crises by providing them with the skills to take their future back into their own hands.

Libya Mission

In 2021, Libya continues to face protracted humanitarian crisis, resulting from years of armed conflicts, political instability and deterioration of living conditions.

The population living in the eastern region of Libya – in both Benghazi and Al Kufra areas are particularly affected by this protracted crisis, due to the high level of shelter and public infrastructure’s damages, exposure to unsafe environment and lack of access to essential services. Access to healthcare services remains particularly challenging due to the lack of qualified human resources, essential medicines, medical supplies and equipment, and limited specialized services.

PUI has been operating in Libya since 2017, particularly in the regions of Benghazi and, more recently, Al Kufra, to strengthen the resilience of the most vulnerable populations affected by ongoing crises, to improve their access to basic services and to reinforce the public health system through capacity building and support to the technical and operational capacity targeted of public health care facilities.

PUI programs benefit Libyan and non-Libyan populations including internally displaced people, the host communities, migrants, refugees and asylum seekers. The organization’s activities in the country are built upon an integrated approach combining the provision of comprehensive primary healthcare services, psychosocial support interventions, Water, hygiene and sanitation activities, non-food items distribution, as well as protection assistance in order to promote individual but also public health and well-being amongst the targeted populations. In addition, PUI conducted several rehabilitation projects to provide structural support, allowing the reactivation or development of the public health services in multiple locations in eastern Libya.

Covered locations

In Libya, Première Urgence Internationale is currently implementing activities in the regions of Benghazi and Al Kufra

Our offices

  • Coordination Office: Tunis, Tunisia
  • Base offices: Benghazi, Libya and Al Kufra, Libya

Our projects in Libya

The organization’s intervention in the country is built upon an integrated approach combining the provision of comprehensive primary healthcare services, psychosocial support, protection assistance, water, hygiene and sanitation activities, and infrastructure and rehabilitation.

Première Urgence Internationale develops public infrastructures’ rehabilitation and restoration in areas affected by several years of conflict.

Additionally, during the COVID-19 crisis in Libya, the organization adapted its intervention to include Infection Prevention and Control and COVID-19 awareness activities.

Key achievements in 2021

43 178

Primary health care consultations provided


Medical staff received trainings on health topics

7 802

Beneficiaries attended individual and group Mental Health and Psycho-social Support sessions

75 575

Beneficiaries attended awareness activities


Healthcare structures supported

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