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Libyan Newswire

Tripoli: Humanitarian key figures and response as of 22 April 2019 (since 4 April 2019) [EN/AR]

KEY MESSAGES

5. Thousands of civilians, refugees and migrants remain trapped in conflict-affected areas, unable to flee either because of fighting or detention. Under IHL, all parties must take constant care to spare civilians, including civilians who are on the move, and persons deprived of their liberty. Humanitarian partners advocate for the right of civilians in conflict-areas to relocate to safer areas, and for the urgent release of all refugees and migrants from detention centres in Libya, in particular, those in conflict and at-risk areas

6. Medical teams are working relentlessly to evacuate and care for people wounded in the conflict. Yet health care infrastructure continues to be affected by the fighting, with eleven ambulances being damaged since the onset of fighting. Under international humanitarian law, medical facilities, medical personnel and medical transport must be respected and protected at all times, and attacks targeting them are prohibited

7. Military engagement and a lack of safety guarantees continue to impede humanitarian access. Humanitarians call on all parties to the conflict to facilitate unhindered and sustained humanitarian access to all people in need

8. Humanitarian needs in Libya are rapidly increasing, while funding levels remain low. Through the Tripoli Flash Appeal, the humanitarian community urgently calls for $10.2m to continue its work in helping conflict-affected people in Libya.

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

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