SEATTLE — Libya, an oil-rich nation in North Africa with a vulnerable population of over 6.4 million, has been embroiled in a civil war since 2011 following the assassination of leader Muammar Gadaffi after a 42-year rule. The National Transitional Council has struggled to restore order and deal with rebels. The de facto U.N-backed government in Libya, the Government of National Accord, is currently tasked with ending the strife between the various fringe militia groups in the country.
The country is lacking in access to primary healthcare, security, sanitation and water. Over 20 percent of the public healthcare system is affected by conflict. Additionally, Libya has been the epicenter of the European refugee crisis and is still struggling to find a sustainable solution to the large-scale crisis. Unfortunately, over 2750 people have lost their lives in the journey from Libya to Italian shores this year alone. An estimated 204,458 Libyans are …
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