Support Libyan efforts to protect vulnerable communities and peacefully build a secure foundation for good governance and economic opportunity.
Although the fighting has stopped since the March 2011 uprising, there are still obstacles to Libya's recovery and democratization. Civil society is weak and should be strengthened to build the necessary components of good governance. The inclusion of youth and women’s voices is important as well, to ensure participatory dialogue during this critical stage of transition.
- Economic opportunity: Providing recent graduates and young jobseekers with marketable vocational and technical skills
- Conflict & Governance: Equipping local leaders with negotiation and conflict management tools to help promote a peaceful transition from authoritarian rule
- Emergency response: Monitoring and responding to protection needs of vulnerable displaced populations with local institutions
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Libya: Assessment team dispatched to Libya February 27, 2011
Mercy Corps is sending a team of experts to Libya to assess how we might help address the urgent needs stemming from the political crisis engulfing the country. The team is expected to arrive in Libya by mid-week.
Iraq, Libya: Recognizing the power and potential of youth February 14, 2011
The last few weeks of resolve, resistance and peaceful revolution in Egypt have reminded the world of the power of people — and especially youth. Mercy Corps has long recognized the potential of young people to be catalysts for positive change, especially in the Middle East.