A group of youths launched an initiative named "Lamit Khut" meaning "brothers to lend a hand" aimed at helping IDPs to piece things back together and restart their lives.

The campaign was well-received attracting more than 100,000 followers on Facebook within an hour of its release, with some offering money, their skills, and free services according to their profession.

As the guns fell silent in Tripoli following the defeat of Haftar's militias, many of the displaced residents rushed back to their neighbourhoods. Several of them documented their first moments when approaching their homes on social media; sharing their shock, tears, and grief as they witnessed their life savings and years of hard work reduced to rubble.

A man in his fifties is trying desperately to hold back his tears as he makes his way through the wreckage of what once was his home.

Other videos and images kept pouring onto social media showing returnees wandering forlorn among piles of their possessions. In some neighbourhoods, entire buildings have been levelled.

Libya's social media was awash with posts expressing immense anger and grief on the high cost in blood and humanitarian situation Libyans had to pay because -in the words of commenters- of "a power-crazed megalomaniac who launched endless military campaigns to seize power".