Libya

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.

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Country brief: Libya

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

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Twitter: #Libya

The UN's Special Representative for #Libya has warned the #UNSC of Libyan communities' deteriorating access to electricity and water as the conflict intensifies, and of increasing #IHL and #HumanRights violations

The tempo of incidents affecting #water supplies to cities in #Libya appears to be increasing, with armed factions forcing power outages. This is building on years of slow degradation to vital infrastructure caused by attacks, thefts and lack of repairs

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