TRIPOLI, 25 October 2020 – The United Nations has launched a pilot “Cash for Work” program in Bu Sleem municipality in the greater area of the Libyan capital, targeting an initial 100 people.

The program is funded by the Government of Japan and implemented in the Tripolitania Area by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in partnership with the Danish Refugee Council.

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The goal is to increase access to temporary work opportunity for conflict-affected Libyans in this municipality of about 400,000 inhabitants.

“Globally, Cash for Work has been established as one of the most efficient means of supporting people in need in terms of emergency short-term income generation,” said Gozde AVCI-LEGRAND, UNDP Deputy Resident Representative for Libya.

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We want “the vulnerable population in Libya to improve their living conditions and enchance access to short-term employment/income generating activities,” said Tsuneki Matsunda, the Japanese Charge d’Affaires to Libya.

DRC Office in Charge of the Tripoitania Area Office, Htem Omer, said DRC backs the program in light of the “instability and recovery needs of Bu Sleem district.”

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