Misurata, Tawergha agree on return of IDPs, UNSMIL hails the step
The Misurata and Tawergha municipal council’s representatives agreed on Wednesday on the return of the displaced people to their homes in Tawergha and on the compensations that should be given to both cities regarding the damage that was caused to both in the 2011 incidents.
The UNSMIL’s Head, Martin Kobler, said the agreement came to effect after five years of hard work, yet it is overwhelming to see that both cities have finally agreed on a real reconciliation referendum that will see the displaced returning to their houses by the end of 2016.
“Misurata people also have the right to demand compensations as the Tawergha families, so I urge both of them to guarantee a safe return od the IDPs and credible unconditional compensation for each other so the issue is solved peacefully.” Kobler added.
UNSMIL also said on Thursday that the agreement says 40,000 Tawergha IDPs will safe come back to their city and houses, adding that compensations for the clashes of 2011 revolution between the two cities will e given for both of them, let alone bringing the criminals to justice and rebuilding destroyed areas and institutions in Tawergha.
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