The right to health is essential to exercise other human rights. It is an inclusive right which extends to timely and appropriate healthcare and to the underlaying determinants of health such as access to safe and potable water and sanitation; an adequate supply of safe food, nutrition, and housing; healthy occupational and environmental conditions; and access to health-related education and information. UNHCR works with the Libyan health authorities and coordinates with other health partners through the Health Working Group to ensure adequate provision of essential health services, improve local health services and include refugees and asylum-seekers in the national health system.
Partner International Rescue Committee (IRC) offers multiple services to refugees and asylum-seekers including health services through the Community Day Centre in Tripoli as well as primary healthcare centres:
Almgarief Public Health Centre (Wednesday, Thursday)
Partner CESVI offers psychological and mental health services for refugees and asylum-seekers requiring psychosocial assistance. Partner IRC provides mental health and psychosocial support services including psychiatric consultations.