IOM Trains Libyan NGO Partners in Tunisia

Posted: 
02/10/15

Libya - With violence continuing to rage in Libya, and an estimated 394,000 Libyans and third country nationals believed to be displaced by the civil chaos, IOM is continuing to work with its Libyan NGO partners outside the country.

This week IOM Libya is conducting a three-day training course on Psychosocial Support and Humanitarian Response for Libyan NGOs and civil society organizations in Zarzis, Tunisia.

The project is funded by the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO) as part of a project: “Enhancing and Supporting Civil Society Organizations and IOM Partners in Providing Humanitarian Assistance to Vulnerable Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons in Libya”.

A group of 25 aid workers from the Libyan Red Crescent, Libyan Crisis Committee, Tahir Al-Zawi Organization, Tamzeen Organization and Multakan Centre is taking part. The NGOs are currently implementing humanitarian and healthcare activities in various areas, including the southern, western, eastern and central parts of the country.

The training aims to strengthen participants’ knowledge of humanitarian response and the provision of psychosocial support, including identifying vulnerable groups of migrants and IDPs, and referral mechanisms.

At the beginning of the current crisis last July, IOM conducted similar courses inside Libya to establish a psychosocial network, which included the opening an IOM psychosocial centre (Moltakana) in Bu Slim.

For more information please contact IOM Libya

Othman Belbeisi

Tel: +218-2147-77225 (Ext 135)  

Email: obelbeisi@iom.int

or

Maysa Khalil

Tel. +218-9171-22709

Tel. in Tunisia: +216 296-00-388

Email: mkhalil@iom.int

IOM conducts a three-day training course on Psychosocial Support and Humanitarian Response for Libyan NGOs and civil society organizations in Zarzis, Tunisia. © IOM 2015