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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 rehabilitation and 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, but has slipped to 94th.
Libya has a population of around 6.2 million people. Life expectancy is under 72 years, down from 75 years before the 2011 crisis, and the country’s literacy rate is around 90%.