The UN World Food Program (WFP) has received a contribution of €1 million from the European Union to support WFP-led humanitarian air operations in Libya.

The funds would go to the UN humanitarian air services, the WFP explains, indicating that this would allow humanitarian workers to access remote areas in Libya, transport life-saving medical materials related to COVID-19 and other humanitarian supplies.

According to the WFP, the UN air transport services now have access to four destinations in Libya, including Benghazi, Misrata, Tripoli, and Sabha, with the possibility of opening other routes in the south that may include Kufra.

Meanwhile, WFP Representative and Country Director in Libya Rawad Al-Halabi welcomed the step and expressed the WFP gratitude to the EU for its contribution.

Al-Halabi says that without this contribution, the international air transport services of the United Nations would have come to a halt by the end of November, which could lead to dire consequences for people living in remote areas of the country.