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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

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

PUI & Libya

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. 

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

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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