Four years after the liberation of Sirte from ISIS, the U.S. Embassy honors the bravery and commitment of the people of Sirte and all Libyans who fought and sacrificed so much to rid their country of the scourge of ISIS occupation. Today, the U.S. through USAID continues to support recovery in Sirte, including providing equipment to restore public services, clear rubble, and revive community life. This past week, USAID delivered heavy equipment and trucks to Sirte to aid in clearing rubble and improving sewage and water services for Sirte residents. This progress can serve as a model for rebuilding Libya as a whole, complementing the de-escalation of opposing forces that needs to begin immediately in central Libya.
Since 2016, the U.S. Government through the U.S. Department of State and United States Agency for International Development, has provided over $25 million in stabilization and early recovery efforts to consolidate the defeat of ISIS and build for a peaceful future.