UN says over 78.000 Libyans are displaced by Tripoli fighting

UN says over 78.000 Libyans are displaced by Tripoli fighting

May 23, 2019 - 17:38
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The Spokesperson for the United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, Stephane Dujarric, said displaced persons in Libya due to Tripoli fighting reached over 78.000 - half of whom are children.

Dujarric told reporters that there are at least 100.000 people trapped in fighting zones, voicing the UN's concern about the deteriorated humanitarian conditions in there.

"There are reports that fighters aren't abiding by international laws by committing violations such as looting.

Libyan Health Ministry's ambulance and emergency apparatus said its personnel are ready to provide services for all citizens, adding in a statement that they are ready to do evacuations and other operations in clashes' zones.

Meanwhile, the UNICEF office in Libya said it had obtained $5.5 million for its humanitarian response for the needs of the people affected by Tripoli fighting.