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Since the death of Colonel Gaddafi in October 2011, Libya has been by racked by violence between rival militias and by the uncontrolled influx of weapons, a situation that has left the country in a state of permanent insecurity. The main challenges now facing Libya lie in its capacity to implement a peace process and ensure the stability of its institutions.
Prior to 2011, Libya was one of the region’s economic driving forces, thanks largely to its oil revenues. The country ranked 64th (out of 187) on the UN’s Human Development Index.
Libya has a population of around 5.6 million people, with 21.6% living below the poverty threshold according to the United Nations Development Programme in 2010. Life expectancy is 75 years and the country’s literacy rate is over 88%. These figures will undoubtedly have fallen sharply since the country has been locked in civil war.