UN Iterates Alarm after Escalation of Combats in Libya
20 de marzo de 2017, 17:33United Nations, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) Te United Nations (UN) expressed today to be alarmed, due to the escalation of combats in Tripoli, the Libyan capital, and other cities in that country, specially because then impact of the confrontations on the civil population.
IN statements to the media, Farhan Haq, deputy spokesman for UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, mentioned the example of a recent mortar attack on March 15 against Tripoli, where projectiles hit the hospital Al-Hadbha and set its Pediatrics department on fire.
According to the spokesman, health facilities have been the most affected buildings in the north African country, plunged into instability and chaos since 2011, when a NATO military mission helped overthrow Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.
A recent report by the World Health Organization warned that almost 75 percent of the hospitals and clinics in Libya were closed or partially operating.
In this reference, UN Resident Humanitarian Coordinator Maria Do Valle Ribeiro, urged the sides in conflict to respect those facilities and their personnel.
Despite the Skhirat peace agreement, reached in 2015 to shape up a unity government, Libya continues to be affected by violence and the struggle for power.
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