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UNSMIL proposes humanitarian plan for Libya

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UNSMIL proposes 165 million Dollars to fund humanitarian aids for Libyans - Internet

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) proposed, in a news conference in Tunisia, the humanitarian response plan for 2016. It requested 165 million Dollars to fund humanitarian aids for more than 2.4 million Libyans.

Ali Zatary said that the requested fund “is minimal comparing to what is spent on armament”. He added “the crisis in Libya will be escalated, unless there is a ceasefire and humanitarian passages”.

Gafar Hussain, the Representative of the World Health Organization (WHO), pointed that the required humanitarian aid is mainly, basic sanitation, medicines, drinking water, vaccines and enabling patients to reach hospitals.

He added that 1.3 million Libyans, mostly women and children, are in desperate need for food and nutrition, as malnutrition is caused due to the deterioration of the purchasing power of the Libyan citizen.