Humanitarian access continues positive trend
The total number of access constraints reported by humanitarian partners through the Access Monitoring and Reporting Framework (AMRF) during July 2021 was 153, marking a 9 per cent decrease in comparison with June. The vast majority (66 per cent) of reported access challenges are related to bureaucratic impediments on movement of humanitarian personnel and relief supplies into and within Libya. In the absence of long-term solutions for the issue of visas for their international staff, humanitarian partners continue to encounter difficulties implementing their humanitarian activities. The national authorities must introduce clear and consistent guidelines for both visa processes and registration of humanitarian organizations in Libya.
Limited operational presence by humanitarians was linked to 20 per cent of the reported access constraints. The disparities in humanitarian response levels across the different geographic areas in Libya is partly attributed to this issue. Additionally, five incidents (3 per cent of the total access constraints) involving interreferences in the implementation of humanitarian activities were reported by humanitarian partners while 6 per cent had a direct relation with the physical environment (terrain, condition of roads, poor infrastructure, etc).
Out of the total reported access constraints in July, 66 constraints had a direct impact on humanitarian sector activities. The most two impacted sectors were Protection and Mine Action with a percentage of 39% and 26% respectively. Health was the third most impacted sector for the first time since the launching of AMRF. In a new trend that has been continuous since February 2021, the least number of access constraints (22 per cent) were reported in mantikas of the East region followed by mantikas in the South and West with 33% and 45% of all reported constraints respectively. Tripoli and Sebha together made up more than a third (38 per cent) of the total reported constraints.