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Coronavirus: Libyans brace for uncertainty as the country battles war, economy and virus

Up until the moment the first coronavirus case was announced in Libya, citizens were still hoping that the country would be spared the global spread of the pandemic, due to its isolation from the world caused by its ongoing civil war.

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Tripoli government allocates LD 75 m to municipalities across Libya after criticism of inaction; further anti-Coronavirus measures announced

The internationally recognized Libyan government, based in Tripoli and led by Faiez Serraj, announced today the allocation of LD 75 million to municipalities across Libya. The amounts from the ‘‘Emergencies Budget’’ came in implementation of what was agreed at the government’s 17 March meeting with Municipality mayors to counter the …

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International community and UNSMIL call for humanitarian truce in Libya in view of the worldwide coronavirus outbreak

The Embassies of Algeria, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and the United States along with the Delegation of the European Union and the Governments of Tunisia and the United Arab Emirates call on all parties in the Libya conflict to declare an immediate, humanitarian cessation of hostilities …

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HRW Interview: Libya’s Chaos Explained

Extensive fighting in Libya re-ignited last April, when an armed group based in eastern Libya launched an offensive against Tripoli, a city in the west of around 1.2 million. The fighting has killed hundreds of civilians and wounded thousands, according to the United Nations, and the violence is only growing …

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