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Working in Libya

In 2011, Libya experienced a short but very invigorated spate of violence as local and international forces sought to depose Qaddafi. Following this spell, the country has been peaceful with random cases of violence due to the activities of militia groups. However, post Qaddafi there has been an election that ushered in a moderate government and an elevated awareness and activity in the civil society across Libya. For these reasons, working in Libya is worth considering.

With a new government in place, there are several agreements that have come into action that create significant job prospects in mining. One such agreement brought together interests of Libya, Egypt and Sudan in landmark agreement that would see the trio source funds from the Arab league to study better methods to exploit mineral deposits. In a similar development the Australian Junior Miners were set to benefit from an agreement that brings together The Australia-Africa Mining Industry Group (AAMIG) and the Department of Food and Agriculture, Western Australia (DAFWA). Through the second agreement junior miners have direct access to DAFWA’s international consultancy arm giving them clout before unattainable. The first agreement ensures workers in mining in any of the three states have greater chances of changing jobs.

In addition to mining, professionals interested in working in Libya can benefit from websites such as wathifalibya.com to identify suitable positions within the country. Following the pandemonium of 2011 organizations such the International Medical Corps went to Libya to assist with provision and maintenance of medical services in Libya. The organization welcomes individuals to work as volunteers, interns, and nonmedical volunteers in Libya and many other African nations. 


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