Kobler: 2.4 million people need urgent humanitarian aids in Libya

Displaced Libyan children who fled the eastern Libyan cities of Abu Qurayn and Sirte look out of a window at a school where they are taking shelter in the town of Bani Walid, nearly 200 kilometers south of the capital Tripoli, on May 10, 2016. (AFP)
Displaced Libyan children who fled the eastern Libyan cities of Abu Qurayn and Sirte look out of a window at a school where they are taking shelter in the town of Bani Walid, nearly 200 kilometers south of the capital Tripoli, on May 10, 2016. (AFP)

The UN delegate to Libya, Martin Kobler, said on Friday that the World Humanitarian Day event serves as a strong reminder of the urgent need to address the worsening humanitarian situation across Libya.

Kobler added that more than 2.4 million people in Libya are in need of humanitarian assistance. They lack medicines, vaccinations and suffer from poor hospitalization services, pointing out that almost 300,000 children are out of schools and almost 350,000 Libyans are displaced within the country.

“Not to forget the extremely worrying situation of more than 270,000 migrants who are stranded in Libya while trying to escape the dire situation in their countries, and the plight of thousands of detainees in inhuman conditions in detention centers.” The Head of the UNSMIL indicated.

Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Libya, Martin Kobler, added that he hails the selfless sacrifice of the humanitarian aid workers in Libya, saying that they are the heroes of Libya, who work under extremely difficult circumstances, putting their lives at risk to help those affected.

“Everyone should play their part in the collective effort to relieve the plight of those suffering,” Kobler said.

“All of us, Libyans and partners in the international community alike, need to focus more on the growing humanitarian needs in the country and redouble our efforts to ease the suffering of the people,” Said Martin Kobler.

“The humanitarian needs created by the crisis in Libya are enormous and this should serve as an incentive for us to do our utmost to give hope to the people, particularly those in urgent need of humanitarian assistance.” He added.

In a tweet on Friday, Kobler also said that he is very worried about the dire situation of the besieged Derna residents, calling for breaking the siege off and helping people heal from the current inhuman suffering.

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