The fragmentation of Libya and its descent into civil war, which began following the 2011 uprisings and NATO intervention, has had as yet unquantified consequences for its environment. Islamic State has targeted oil infrastructure and urban areas have seen severe damage with governmental collapse resulting in the loss of environmental oversight and basic services.


Country brief: Libya

A brief introductory overview of the environmental dimensions of Libya’s conflict, with facts, figures and further reading.


Twitter: #Libya

Towns and cities in #Libya continue to face serious problems caused by damaged and dysfunctional water and sanitation infrastructure, leading to high rates of disease. Sabha has been without a functioning sewage plant for nearly two years

Renewed warnings have been issued by the Marine Research Centre over #mercury and petrochemical pollution from the dilapidated Abu Khammash chemical plant in western #Libya. Fish from Farwa lagoon could threaten health as samples exceed int standards

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