Due to the high level of shelter and public infrastructure damage, exposure to an unsafe environment, and lack of access to essential services, the population living in Libya's eastern region - in both Benghazi and Al Kufra areas - is particularly affected by this protracted crisis. Access to healthcare services continues to be particularly difficult due to a scarcity of qualified human resources, essential medicines, medical supplies and equipment, and specialized services.
PUI has been operating in Libya since 2017, primarily in the regions of Benghazi and, since 2019more recently, in Al Kufra, to strengthen the resilience of the most vulnerable populations affected by ongoing crises, improve their access to basic services, and reinforce the public health system through capacity building and support to public health care facilities' technical and operational capacity.
Libyan and non-Libyan populations, including internally displaced people, host communities, migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers, benefit from PUI programs. The organization's activities in the country are based on an integrated approach that combines the delivery of comprehensive primary healthcare services, psychosocial support interventions, water, hygiene, and sanitation activities, non-food item distribution, and protection assistance in order to promote not only individual but also public health and well-being among the targeted populations.