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UN: 16,000 displaced people have fled Tripoli

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

TRIPOLI – The number of displaced people since the beginning of the armed clashes in and around Tripoli has risen to about sixteen thousand, the United Nations said.

In a new report, the UN’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Libya also said that over two thousand people have left their homes only in the last 24 hours.

Another two ambulances have been damaged in the clashes, meaning eight ambulances have now been struck by weaponry since the fighting began.

The UN said its humanitarian partners are providing assistance where access allows. So far some 4,000 people have been reached with some form of humanitarian assistance.

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