The World Bank has stated that the long-term effects of the damage during conflicts on Libya's water infrastructure has become a heavy burden on the economy and hampering reconstruction.

The Bank added in a report entitled “Water in the Shadow of Conflict in the Middle East and North Africa” that since 2011 the water infrastructure in Libya has been targeted in conflicts, depriving many citizens of access to water supplies, noting that one out of four migrants in Libya does not have enough drinking water.

“Access to safe drinking water is a daily struggle for millions of forcibly displaced Iraqis, Libyans, Palestinians, Syrians, Yemenis, and international migrants in the region, heightening public health risks”, the World Bank noted, adding that water was non-potable in 50% of Libyan municipalities.