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The number of people displaced in context of the hostilities is now approaching 20,000, as per DTM. The majority of those displaced are sheltering with family or in other private hosting arrangements. While the largest single destination remains central Tripoli and its immediate surroundings, over 14,000 of those displaced have sought safety well outside of the capital, including in Tajoura, Al Maya, Ain Zara and Tarhouna. Over 2,500 people were displaced in the last 24 hours alone.
Ongoing hostilities continue to hamper response efforts. Despite attempts of the United Nations to assist refugees and migrants in the Abusliem and Qasr Ben Ghashir detention centers, both teams were unable to reach their intended destinations, due to, respectively, bureaucratic impediments and a lack of security.
The number of people displaced in context of the hostilities is now approaching 20,000, as per DTM.
Besides conflict dynamics, and according to DTM field staff, insufficient service availability of electricity, water and telecommunications in neighborhoods in Southern Tripoli affected by the conflict may trigger additional people to leave their homes.
Emergency first responders report an increase in evacuations over the period of 12-14 April days, as well as a significant number of casualties amongst those evacuated. Fifty civilian casualties have been confirmed since the start of current hostilities, including 14 civilian deaths. As this figure includes only those cases that could be individually verified, it should be considered a minimum.
Meanwhile, thousands of civilians remain caught in southern districts of Tripoli due to fighting, out of reach of first responders and evacuation assistance.
Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs