Deputy spokesman of the United Nations Secretary-General, Farhan Haq said that civilian victims of the aggression on Tripoli have increased to 146 casualties, including 40 fatalities.
Precariously perched 50 metres up an electricity pylon providing power to Libya’s capital, Mohamad Dahman attempts to fix damage caused by fighting – but hastily descends when a rocket explodes nearby. “We’re used to working under bombing,” he says.
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the Libyan Ministry of Education signed on Tuesday an agreement to provide education for children affected by the armed conflict in the country.
At the outset of Ramadan, Libya’s rogue general Khalifa Haftar ordered his troops to continue the military campaign to take Tripoli and to fight even harder to teach unity government forces a “greater and bigger lesson”.
Fierce fighting for control of Libya’s capital that has already displaced tens of thousands of people threatens to bring a further worsening of humanitarian conditions, a senior UN official has warned.
Pope Francis has appealed for the evacuation of women, children and sick migrants trapped in Libyan detention centres as soon as possible through humanitarian corridors.
The humanitarian situation has greatly deteriorated in and around the Libyan capital Tripoli, where “densely populated residential areas are gradually turning into battlefields”, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has said.
The United Nations needs to ramp up its humanitarian response in Libya as fighting around the capital, Tripoli is unlikely to stop soon, the UN’s deputy envoy to the country has said.
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has revealed that some 1.5 million people, including children, have been affected by the war waged by Hafter on Tripoli.
The death toll from ongoing fighting between Libyan rivals in the capital Tripoli has risen to 254 and hundreds others injured, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday, Anadolu reports.