LIBYA

In 2012, the Government of Libya established the Warriors Affairs Commission (WAC) has a central national coordinating body responsible for reintegrating militias into society via rehabilitation, training, education, human resource development, and capacity building (WAC, 2013). In December 2012, the government of Libya committed LD 500,000,000 to WAC, to assist 5,000 former fighters to establish their own enterprises (Grant, 2012). In early 2013, prior to the election of Prime Minister Zeidan, the government allocated WAC a total of US $ 8 billion in funding. However, it is alleged that WAC received only US$ 1.8 billion of the funds. In summary, although DDR remains a high priority for the Government of Libya to tackle, progress has been generally slow.