LIBYA 2019 - WOUNDED BY WAR
Eight years after the brutal Libyan uprising and the downfall of the Gaddafi regime, the path toward peace and stability remains elusive. The crumbling ruins of war remain untouched. The power vacuum following the revolution in 2011 has resulted in a fragmented militia rule with much of the country now divided. The foreign-backed Libyan National Army are gaining ground in the southern oil regions whilst in the north, the more regional militias control much of the civil governance along with their nefarious multi-billion dollar businesses such as human trafficking and profitable Mediterranean migrant smuggling operations.
Libya today is a wounded and heavily divided country. With the 6th largest oil reserves in the world today and the growing militia presence in many lawless areas, a peaceful way forward seems a very unlikely prospect.
GIles Clarke for UN/OCHA