UN renews concern regarding a humanitarian catastrophe in Libyan

  • Tuesday 04, August 2020 01:23 AM
  • UN renews concern regarding a humanitarian catastrophe in Libyan
Sharjah 24 – KUNA: The UN renewed concerns Monday regarding a possible humanitarian catastrophe in Libya if the current escalation and mobilisation around the city of Sirt lead to military confrontation, with lives of more than 125,000 people in and around that city could be at a great risk.
"Coronavirus cases continue to escalate throughout Libya, with 3,800 cases and 83 deaths have been reported so far," UN Secretary General Deputy Spokesman Farhan Haq said during a daily press briefing, monitored in Kuwait.

Haq added that the ability to test, track, and treat people is still very low across the country and most noticeably in Tripoli and Benghazi.

Haq indicated that, in response to extreme shortage of medical aid for testing in the south, the health authorities in Tripoli sent a shipment of 2,000 packages to the city of Sebha.

The spokesman stated that the shortage of fuel and the interruption of electricity for more than 18 hours a day exacerbate the poor living conditions for many across the country, while health facilities suffer from power cuts, which forced some to suspend operations temporarily.