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HCS members from Derna call for Red Cross to intervene as humanitarian crisis grows in Derna

Members of the High Council of State representing the city of Derna Mansour Al-Hassadi and Hassan Esteitah urged the envoy of the Red Cross in Libya to intervene and help to alleviate the suffering of the residents of the besieged city.

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HCS member Sahid criticizes role of UN envoy towards Derna

Member of High Council of State (HCS), Ibrahim Sahid, has demanded the head of the UN Mission in Libya, Ghassan Salame, and Chairman of the Presidential Council, Fayez Al-Sarraj, to send a request to the UN Security Council to convene an emergency meeting in order to protect the civilians in …

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UN reports civilian deaths, injuries and displaced in Derna conflict

Since the latest escalation of armed conflict in Derna on 15 May, health sector sources report that at least six civilians have been killed and 14 injured, including one child, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs for Libya(OCHA) reports.

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Libya’s Hifter launches operation to retake opposition stronghold

Khalifa Hifter, commander of the self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA), announced May 8 the start of a military operation to take Derna in northeastern Benghazi. This military operation has long been expected, as coastal Derna is the last remaining major town in eastern Libya that has not fallen to Hifter’s forces, which are backed …

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