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Humanitarian Coordinator for Libya ‘deeply alarmed’ by violence in Tripoli

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

TRIPOLI – UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Libya, Maria Ribeiro, said in a statement today that she is “deeply alarmed by the humanitarian impact of the escalation of hostilities in Tripoli”.

Ribeiro also said, “many are afraid to leave their homes because of looting by armed groups or criminal elements.”

Ribeiro concluded by issuing a warning of “the dire consequences of the compounded humanitarian crisis in Tripoli” and called for an “unconditional, unimpeded and sustained humanitarian access to the affected civilians”

Tripoli recently witnessed violent clashes between rival militias all funded by the proposed Government of National Accord, which resulted in the killing of more than 100 people, while hundreds of others were wounded, displaced, or missing.

On the other hand, the Libyan National Army spokesman Brigadier General Ahmed al-Massmari said that LNA has nothing to do with the ongoing clashes between the militias in Tripoli, and that the army continues to fully secure all the areas under its control such as the entire region of Cyrenaica east of Libya, and large parts of the south and the Libyan west.

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