Over 2 million people left without running water in Tripoli, UNICEF reports  

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Over 2 million people left without running water in Tripoli, UNICEF reports  

December 04, 2017 - 18:51
Written by: SafaAlharathy

UNICEF Special Representative for Libya, Abdulrahman Ghandour, said Sunday that the cut-off of water supply to the capital Tripoli and other coastal cities affects nearly 600 thousand children.

 In a statement, Ghandour said that more than 2 million people are suffering from water supply shortages provided by the public water network.

 He stressed that cutting water requires people to use polluted or unusable water resources, which will contribute to an increased dissemination of waterborne disease and increase the suffering of children living in Libya.

He outlined that access to water is a fundamental human right, adding that the UNICEF had urged all parties to the conflict in Libya to stop all attacks on water facilities and civilian infrastructure.