The Federal Foreign Office has pledged 4.5 million euros to the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to foster peace and stability in Libya. The target groups of the project, which will start this month, are internally displaced persons, refugees, migrants and host communities.
The project will be carried out in two main areas, Sabha and Qatrun in southern Libya, close to the border to the Niger and Chad. The focus will be on restoring basic infrastructure, building community centres for families, organising leisure, educational and guidance activities, providing support for professional training courses, helping people to set up their own companies, and promoting the peace process by fostering dialogue between local civil society stakeholders, NGOs and communities.
From June 2016, the Federal Foreign Office will also provide one million euros in funding to a further IOM project aimed at supporting internally displaced persons and migrants in need of protection in eastern, western and southern Libya.