The United Nations has voiced concern about the alarming conditions of well over two million Libyans, who need humanitarian aid due to the militancy in the north African country. “More than 2.4 million people in Libya are in need of humanitarian assistance,” said Martin Kobler, the UN secretary general’s special representative for Libya, in a statement marking the World Humanitarian Day on Friday.
“They lack medicines, vaccinations and suffer from poor hospitalization services. Almost 300,000 children are out of schools and almost 350,000 Libyans are displaced within the country,” he further said.
The UN official also noted the predicament of over 270,000 refugees, who are stranded in Libya after fleeing their home countries. “The humanitarian needs created by the crisis in Libya are enormous and this should serve as an incentive for us to do our utmost to give hope to the people, particularly those in urgent need of humanitarian assistance,” he added.