United Nations’ OCHA: 5000 families displaced in Tripoli’s clashes

TheUnited Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)

An estimated 5,000 families were forced to leave their homes in Tripoli to seek refuge in other areas of the Libyan capital due to clashes between militias that started on August 26 and ended, at least for the time being, yesterday with a new ceasefire, said the coordinator for Libya of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), Maria Ribeiro.

In the past two days alone, the displaced families were 1,700, according to the statement published yesterday on the website of the organization.

Riberito has warned that the number of civilians involved will increase if clashes resume.

The statement confirmed that 115 people have been reported killed and 560 wounded in the month-long clashes, a toll provided by Libyan authorities.

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