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Libya - Inter-Agency Assessment Mission to Eastern Libya: FAO/WFP Highlights on the Food Security Situation, April 2011

Further to an initial needs assessment mission by UN agencies early March, an inter-agency team led by OCHA and including representatives from UNICEF, WFP, UNFPA, WHO, UNDP, FAO, UNHCR and IOM travelled to Eastern Libya from 7 to 11 April 2011 to conduct an assessment of humanitarian needs. The FAO/WFP food security team visited Tobruk, Benghazi and Derna. The methodology included secondary data analysis and broad consultations with public and private actors as well as Non-Governmental Organisations. The mission identified serious vulnerabilities of the food system that may lead to a large scale food security crisis affecting the entire population within two months, if not addressed in time.