Caritas Libya regularly participates in workshops and training sessions organised by Caritas Internationalis Middle East and North Africa delegations.
Caritas Libya particularly helps immigrants in Libya by providing them with these services:
- help with transition, settling in and education;
- basic medical care, health and sanitation education, and mental health medical services;
- assistance to families and vocational training for women;
- educational grants for children and young people;
- maternity assistance.
Things are currently difficult in Libya, due to the collapse of state structures resulting in a fluid and unstable situation.
Caritas and Libyan society are faced with many security, political and economic challenges, which must be tackled if the situation is to improve.
Caritas Updates from Libya
Many migrant workers from Bangladesh had been living in Libya for a long time, often for several years. Most of them were employed in the construction sector, in the capital Tripoli but also in Brak, Misurata or Nalut.
Two weeks ago, Samer started his journey back home. From Bengazi in Libya, he left for Egypt. Walking is difficult for the old man, but he wanted to leave Libya while it was still possible, before the city would be surrounded by the government’s troops.
Yesterday, a lot of people had to pack their stuff at the Salloum border camp. Salloum looked like a crowded, badly-organised coach station. Dozens of buses were obstructing the access to the camp. There has been a lot of movement here in the last days. A lot of people could finally leave.