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9 Feb 2021 TRIPOLI, Libya
Four million Libyans face imminent water shortage if new solutions are not implemented to tackle declining water, sanitation and health (WASH) conditions in the conflict-torn country, according to a 1 February UNICEF statement.WASH conditions in Libya have deteriorated as a result of escalating violence and unrest following civil war and the killing of the country’s leader, Muammar Gaddafi in 2011...
11 Jan 2021 TRIPOLI
The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) on Tuesday said it has provided access to clean water for thousands of internally displaced Libyans in and around the capital Tripoli. A total of "2,547 families, of whom, nearly 4,597 are children have now access to safe and clean water in IDP (internally displaced person) camps," UNICEF Libya tweeted...
25 Sep 2020 TRIPOLI
The Man-Made River Authority (MMRA) has managed to remain out of Libya’s politics since the 2011 February revolution and has in fact acted as a unifier rather than a polarizer, Abdulnaser Bubteina, chairman of the MMRA said during a members-only Libyan British Business Council (LBBC) webinar today...
18 May 2020 TRIPOLI, Libya
Authorities of Libya’s Man-Made River Project (MMR) have announced the 15 May return of electricity supply to all of its wells and fields in the Hassouna System, and Sahil Al-Jafara, resulting in resumption of water supply to Tripoli and surrounding areas.Electricity supply has been re-established after a week-long stoppage caused by armed attacks described as the worst in several weeks of fighting in and around the city...
12 May 2020 GENEVA, Switzerand
Access to water is critical for civilians in conflict zones. Yet all too often, water infrastructure is damaged or deliberately targeted. In an effort to strengthen the norms intended to protect water supplies in conflicts, the Geneva Water Hub (GWH) recently published the Geneva List of Principles on the Protection of Water Infrastructure...
15 Apr 2020 TRIPOLI, Libya
Water is expected to return to Greater Tripoli and many parts of Libya's Western region within the next two days, Tripoli's Central Municipality announced 14 April. Water has been cut off since a 6 April armed attack on the Shwerif pumping station when valves controlling flows of the country's Great Man Made River Project were disconnected, hitting supply to over 2 million inhabitants...
8 Apr 2020 TRIPOLI
The Man-made River Authority (MMRA) said Monday, that water supplies have been cut off to a number of cities in the western region after gunmen stormed the Shwerif site and forced workers to close the valves. "This offensive will cut off water to the cities of Tripoli, Gharyan and all cities of Mount Nafusa, as well as Tarhouna and Bani Walid," a statement issued on the MMRA Facebook page said.
18 Aug 2019 TRIPOLI
Libya’s Tripoli-based Water Authority announced today that electricity has been reconnected to the Man-Made River Project wells in the Hasawna region located about 450 km south of Tripoli. With this, it said that water has started to be pumped into the Greater Tripoli and Western region.
23 May 2019 TRIPOLI, Libya
Water supply to Tripoli, Lbya, was restored May 21 after having been cut-off May 19 after an attack by forces apparently loyal to warlord Khalifa Haftar's Libyan National Army (LNA), averting a potential humanitarian crisis for 2.5 million people.More OOSKAnews coverage of Libya's Great Man-made RiverThe UN-backed government of Prime Minister Fayez al-Serraj blamed a group that previously cut water supplies in 2017, saying its commander, Khalifa Ehnaish, belonged to Haftar’s forces, while there are also suggestions that the group was acting independently and that government was attempting to undermine support for Haftar...
13 May 2019 TRIPOLI
The Man-made River Administration (MMRA) revealed in its annual report for 2018, published last Wednesday that the project has been exposed to 106 attacks during the year 2018. The report pointed out that the major share of the attacks hit (Hassouna- Jafara) system with 42 attacks, which represents about 40%, and then comes (Ghadames-Zwara-Zawiyah ) with 36 attacks, that is around 34%.
10 May 2019 GENEVA
A month-old battle for Libya’s capital Tripoli risks causing an “exponential” rise in civilian casualties as well as outbreaks of deadly diseases including cholera, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday. Both sides are using ever more sophisticated weapons in a conflict straining life-saving hospital supplies near front lines that will last only a few more weeks, Dr...
10 Feb 2019 TRIPOLI
Toxic marine fungi have been killing off scores of freshwater fish in Libya’s Wadi Kaam lake, located east of Tripoli, due to high levels of pollution, record-low temperatures and over-population. Scientists at the Asmaria Islamic University in the nearby town of Zliten have been running tests on fishes that have been washed up on the lake shore.