As of May 2021, the INGO Forum is composed of the following 17 member organizations and 6 observers:
Action Against Hunger
ACFAction Against Hunger is a global humanitarian organization that takes decisive action against the causes and effects of hunger. We save the lives of malnourished children. We ensure families can access clean water, food, training and healthcare. We enable entire communities to be free from hunger. Action Against Hunger programmatic objective in Libya is to enhance resilience of conflict-affected populations based on humanitarian principles. Action Against Hunger plans to develop its programming in line with its global mandate, Action Against Hunger International Strategy 2021-2025 and its core areas of expertise to respond to the needs of most vulnerable people.
ACTEDACTED has been present in Libya since 2011, providing humanitarian assistance and support to the most vulnerable across the country, whilst also supporting nascent civil society, and local governance initiatives. From four bases across the country (Tripoli; Sebha; Benghazi; and Derna) ACTED’s humanitarian work focuses on providing emergency protection assistance to conflict-affected individuals; supporting vulnerable children with child protection and education activities; distributing multi-purpose cash assistance; and rehabilitating conflict-affected infrastructure. Since 2011, ACTED has successfully implemented 66 projects in Libya, reaching over 500,000 direct beneficiaries.
Comitato Europeo per la Formazione e l'Agricultura
CEFACEFA The seed of Solidarity is a non-governmental organization that has been working for 45 years in order to overcome hunger and poverty. CEFA works in Libya since 2017, assisting the most vulnerable population affected by the conflict, including migrants and refugees. CEFA initiatives are set in the frame of humanitarian response. To date, CEFA intervened in the North and South Western part of Libya with projects in the health sector, WASH, NFIs distribution, food security and protection sector.
Cooperazione e Sviluppo
CESVIIn the aftermath of the Arab Spring in 2011, Cesvi was the first Italian NGO to take action to support the population affected by the conflict in meeting their basic needs. Over the years, Cesvi has developed relevant expertise on migration and it has positioned itself as one of the most active protection actors in Libya by addressing protection needs and promoting the resilience of migrants, refugees, asylum seekers, IDPs and vulnerable local community members. Cesvi has expertise in General Protection, Child Protection, Gender-Based Violence, Cash Assistance and Education in Emergency. Moreover, Cesvi is actively engaged with CSOs in promoting community-based support and inclusion mechanisms for the most vulnerable and marginalised groups.
Danish Refugee Council/Danish Demining Group
DRC/DDGDanish Refugee Council (DRC) have been operational in Libya since 2011, providing basic assistance and protection services to safeguard the dignity, safety and well-being of Libya’s most vulnerable and at-risk populations, including migrants, refugees, asylum seekers, internally displaced persons, returnees, and host communities. DRC’s interventions include protection, site management, coordination of informal settlements, shelter assistance, multi-purpose cash assistance, food and non-food item distribution, community safety initiatives, and humanitarian mine action. DRC has recently expanded its activities to include Water, Sanitation and Hygiene promotion since the onset of the Covid-19 emergency and will shortly begin livelihood activities and legal aid.
GCGeneva Call is a Swiss, neutral and impartial non-governmental organization dedicated to promoting respect of international humanitarian norms and principles in armed conflict. GC strengthens the respect of the law by armed actors and supports local communities in their efforts to improve their own protection. GC has been engaged in Libya since 2017 and focuses to maintain and reinforce the capacities of its local partners; and enhance direct and indirect engagement with armed actors and develop awareness and knowledge campaign of IHL principles. The respect of IHL in Libya serves the humanitarian community as a whole, as humanitarian access should be provided and violations decrease in the long-term.
Gruppo di Volontariato Civile
GVCGVC has been operating in Libya since 2018 through the implementation of the following intervention sectors: humanitarian aid for host, displaced, migrant and refugee populations through projects promoting access to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), primary health care and response to COVID-19; capacity building of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs); and promoting respect for Human Rights through integrated protection programming. GVC is currently working in the West and South of Libya with local partners and their activities are funded with the support of AICS, EUTF, SDC and CERF.
HelpcodeHelpcode global mission is to support learning, training and education of girls and boys with innovative and concrete solutions for their physical and intellectual well-being, in every part of the world, in emergencies and in everyday life. With courage and transparency. Helpcode Libya delivers assistance from 2017. The sectoral focus is Health, Protection, Education and WASH. The geographical focus is mainly Fezzan, with activities also in Tripoli and Western Libya. Helpcode offices are located in Ghat and Tripoli. Helpcode has long-term partnership with reliable Libyan NGO partners.
HIFrom operational bases in Tripoli and Misrata, and Benghazi, HI is currently implementing a humanitarian and development programme, targeting persons with disabilities, injuries, chronic disease and other vulnerable persons and populations. Activities includes 1) Comprehensive rehabilitation services (physical therapy and PSS), including provision of assistive & mobility devices, directly and through health partners; 2) MHPSS services at community level, PHC level, and specialised institution, in partnership with Libyan MoH and Nebras, a Tunisian NGO; 3) Risk Education to conflict affected communities in south Tripoli
International Medical Corps
IMCInternational Medical Corps is still one of the few international organisations that has supported conflict-affected populations in Libya and among three organisations that has relocated expatriate personnel back to Libya since fighting escalated in 2014. Current program activities are supporting some of the country’s most vulnerable populations—including internally displaced persons (IDPs), refugees and asylum seekers—and providing relief to Libya’s fractured health system.
INTERSOSINTERSOS is a non-profit, humanitarian aid organization working to provide immediate response, protection and durable solutions to populations affected by humanitarian crisis, assisting the most vulnerable groups, with a focus on internally displaced people and refugees. Originally set up as part of a broader program of the INTERSOS Migration Unit, created to provide a tailored response to the mixed migration phenomenon, INTERSOS Libya works in the country since 2018, providing emergency relief and social protection to all people of concern in Tripoli, Sabha and very soon Ajdabya. In these areas, the organization sets up a ‘one stop shop’ centre, where beneficiaries can access all protection and non-formal education services at once. In order to reach the most vulnerable niche of beneficiaries, the organization provides services adopting a combined static and mobile/outreach approach.
International Refugee Council
IRCSince August 2016, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) provides vital health and protection to vulnerable and displaced Libyans, refugees and migrants caught in an increasingly unstable country. With a direct presence in Libya with two office in Tripoli, and Misrata and two subofices in Khoms and Bani Walid, the IRC is focused on: providing critical healthcare in hard to reach places in western Libya; providing life-saving medicines to primary health clinics; where possible, providing a referral pathway for patients in urgent need; renovating primary health clinics which have been damaged during the civil war; and deploying experienced social workers to provide case management and psychosocial support in communities impacted by the conflict.
Norwegian Refugee Council
NRCNRC began operations in Libya in 2017 and supports Libyan IDPs, returnees and host communities as well as vulnerable non-Libyan communities. NRC has 81 staff and implements education, shelter, legal assistance, core relief and cash assistance activities across Libya. It is the co-lead of the National Education and Shelter Sectors, and is the host agency of the Libya INGO Forum. NRC has offices in Tunis, Tripoli and Benghazi. In 2020, NRC has provided humanitarian assistance to more than 49,000 vulnerable individuals.
Première Urgence International
PUISince 2017, Première Urgence Internationale (PUI) has been operating in the East of Libya, particularly in the regions of Benghazi and Al Kufra, to strengthen the resilience of the most vulnerable populations affected by ongoing conflicts and to improve their access to basic services. The organization’s activities in the country are built upon an integrated approach combining the provision of healthcare services, psychosocial support, WASH, NFI and protection assistance in order to promote health and well-being amongst the targeted populations. Additionally, PUI’s teams are leading the rehabilitation of multiple healthcare facilities and are supporting the provision of medical equipment and supplies. PUI is also disseminating health and hygiene promotion messages through the regular awareness sessions conducted by its mobile health teams and the community health workers.
Terre des Hommes Italy
TdH ItalyTerre des Hommes Italy (TdH) began operations in Libya in 2018, implementing Protection and Health programming, with Food Security and WASH components. Current operations cover Aljabal Algharbi, Azzawya, Misurata, and Tripoli, with a focus on education, health and protection. TdH is a member of the education consortium managed by the Norwegian Refugee Council for Education Cannot Wait (ECW); its other donors include AICS, the French Embassy and IOM via the CERF fund.
DCA (DanChurchAid)Description: DCA (DanChurchAid) has a vision of a world without hunger, poverty and oppression, and supports those most in need in their struggle for a dignified life. We provide emergency relief in disaster-stricken areas and long-term development assistance – to create a more equitable and sustainable world. The organizations activities in over 20 countries encompass Development, Emergency Response, and Humanitarian Mine Action.
International Committee of the Red Cross and the Red Crescent
ICRCEstablished in 1863, the ICRC operates worldwide, helping people affected by conflict and armed violence and promoting the laws that protect victims of war.
Mixed Migration Centre
MMCMMC North Africa provides high-quality information and analysis on the mixed migration patterns and dynamics of people on the move, primarily from West and East Africa to and through countries in North Africa. MMC’s flagship data collection project ‘4Mi’ is implemented in Libya, and MMC’s primary objectives are to fill the knowledge gap on mixed migration in the region; to inform programming for refugees and migrants, particularly in the area of protection; and to inform policy-making around the rights and protection of people on the move.
Médecins sans Frontière France
Médecins Sans Frontières FranceMédecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Operational Center of Paris provides medical assistance to people affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters, or exclusion from healthcare.
Médecins sans Frontière Holland