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UN Delivers Aid to Displaced Libyans in the South

UN Delivers Aid to Displaced Libyans in the South, Urges End to Violence

New York, Jan 26 2014 - The United Nations in Libya is preparing to deliver in the next 48 hours more food, medicines and other supplies to displaced families in Sabha, in the southern part of the country, the top UN humanitarian official in the country said expressing concern about the ongoing violence.

UN Humanitarian Coordinator Georg Charpentier "appeals to all sides to end violence and guarantee the protection of civilians," according to a news release from his office.

He also "calls on all parties to allow for the unimpeded delivery of humanitarian support and ensure that assistance is provided in an equitable manner".

Earlier this month, Tripoli declared a state of emergency in the southern region where fighting has displaced hundreds of families, mainly within the Sabha area.

"As a result of the clashes, the South is suffering from shortages of food supplies, medicine, fuel, and money in the banks," the office of the UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Libya, Georg Charpentier, said in

Hospitals in Sabha, Awbari and Murzuk have been challenged to treat all casualties, according to the release.

Along with the relief assistance, a UN team will also meet with representatives of the population, listen to their grievances and support the ongoing humanitarian efforts, said Mr. Charpentier.

The UN's Libya mission (UNSMIL) had voiced "deep concern" over the violence in the south of the country.

The Mission and the UN team in the country have been supporting the Libyan Government and people as they undergo a democratic transition following the toppling of former leader Muammar al-Qadhafi two years ago. Recent months have seen increasing acts of violence and worsening security, including the abduction -- and subsequent release -- of Prime Minister Ali Zeidan, the killing of unarmed protesters in the capital, Tripoli, and targeted assassinations in Benghazi.

For more details go to UN News Centre at http://www.un.org/news

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