UN Humanitarian Coordinator condemns continued fighting in Sabratah

Maria Do Valle Ribeiro – The UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Libya. (Photo: Internet)

The UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Libya Maria Do Valle Ribeiro condemns the continued fighting in the city of Sabratah that has claimed a number of lives, including civilians.

According to information received, three civilian men killed and eight others injured, including a woman and an 8-year-old child. These figures include a family whose car was hit by a rocket today while fleeing the conflict. Sabratah University Hospital was also hit twice by shells, causing damage to the emergency and surgery unit and they are now not operational.

“I am deeply saddened by the continued fighting in residential areas of Sabratah which has caused a number of civilian casualties due to the use of heavy and indiscriminate weapons. I send my deepest condolences to the families of victims and wish those injured a speedy recovery” Maria Ribeiro said.

The Humanitarian Coordinator called upon the parties to immediately cease hostilities, refrain from the use of indiscriminate weapons in residential areas, further military escalation and reminds the parties of their responsibility to respect the provisions of international humanitarian law and international human rights law at all times.

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