UN: The onslaught on Tripoli has worsened the humanitarian situation

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UN: The onslaught on Tripoli has worsened the humanitarian situation

June 21, 2020 - 11:33
Written by: RabiaGolden

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The Deputy to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Nada Al-Nashif, confirmed that Haftar’s attack on Tripoli has led to a serious deterioration in human rights and the humanitarian situation in Libya generally.

Al-Nashif added in a speech to the Human Rights Council that the fierce attack on Tripoli had forced 225,000 people to flee their homes, indicating that there are at least a million people in Libya in serious need of humanitarian assistance.

She reiterated her call for an immediate ceasefire and added that ending the fighting and returning to the political track is the only way to save lives and end the suffering of innocent civilians in Libya.