The U.S. Government has provided $47 million to international and non-governmental organizations to meet the urgent humanitarian needs of people fleeing the violence in Libya. We have deployed a team of disaster response experts to the region, and are working closely with host governments, the United Nations, NGOs and other international partners to assess and address urgent humanitarian needs in Libya and neighboring countries.
U.S. Government humanitarian assistance is also reaching beneficiaries inside Libya, providing needed medical supplies and staff, pre-positioning and distributing emergency relief commodities, and supporting medical training for mass casualty care and transport.
More than 439,000 people have fled from Libya since late February and more than 210,000 of these have been third-country nationals. According to the International Organization for Migration (IOM), roughly 6,000 people cross Libyan borders every day.
IOM and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) have provided direct transportation assistance to repatriate more than 90,000 people from Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Algeria, and Niger. As of April 5, more than 13,000 people are awaiting evacuation assistance.
The United States is deeply concerned about the safety of civilians caught up in this conflict, and urges all sides to facilitate the provision of humanitarian relief. We continue to call upon Libyan authorities to provide humanitarian actors with full access and ensure the rapid and unimpeded passage of humanitarian assistance.
You can read more about U.S. humanitarian assistance in response to the crisis in Libya here.