US Contributes $6.5 Million Dollars to Libya to Combat of Coronavirus – Al Marsad

The United States Embassy announced its plans to donate an additional US$6.5 million to Libya to support its combat of the new coronavirus, bringing the total amount contributed by the USA to over US$12 million.

(Libya, 17 May 2020) – According to its press office, the American Embassy clarified that US$12 million will be used to increase the Libyan authorities’ medical capabilities to detect cases of the new coronavirus in Libya.

The United States stated that it has invested over US$715 million since 2011 in public health and development in Libya, including in the emergency health programmes, to help preserve people’s health, and that these contributions have supported the capabilities of many national and local institutions and organizations that are now leading the response to the coronavirus epidemic.

The US stressed that, in coordination with national authorities and community leaders all over Libya, they were able to raise the accountability of national and local institutions. This was particularly in the provision of essential services, enhance financial governance, help Libya with resolving issues of the electricity sector, enhance development of the private sector, increase economic variety, enhance electoral regulations, support comprehensive political operations, and increase the resilience of communities in the face of causes of instability and conflict.

© Al Marsad English (2020)