Libya

Libya

About

Capital Tripoli
Population 6.600.000

Continuous fighting and instability across the country, along with the COVID-19 restrictions to curb the spread of the virus – such as closing air, land and sea borders, imposing curfews and social distancing measures – have had a significant negative impact on all components of food security. COVID-19 and insecurity has affected the availability of food, as well as its cost, with many basic food items doubling in price since the onset of the pandemic. This has been compounded by increased unemployment and underemployment, including for those engaged in the agricultural sector. Nearly twice as many households engaged in food production have abandoned these activities due to the deteriorating situation. COVID-19 has also disrupted livelihoods and led to food shortages for many households, resulting in families adopting negative coping mechanisms.