Over 90.000 IDPs in Libya since Tripoli fighting started

Over 90,000 people have been displaced in Libya since April as a result of the armed conflict between Khalifa Haftar’s forces and UN-backed government forces in Tripoli, United Nations said on Friday.

Farhan Haq, the deputy spokesman for UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, said in a press briefing that over than 8000 people were displaced this week alone.

Half of them are believed to be children, he added.

“Aid workers continue to provide assistance to the internally displaced and to other vulnerable people impacted by the hostilities, with more than 47,000 people in Tripoli and surrounding areas having received help to date,”  Haq explained.

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