On Wednesday, UN officials considered attacks on civilian and health targets in Libya in flagrant violation of international humanitarian law, calling them the most horrific during the Corona pandemic.
A joint statement signed by 7 senior international officials, including the United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, “Marc Lukoc”, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, “Filippo Grandi”, and the Executive Director of the United Nations Children’s Fund “Henrietta Four”, in a joint statement, About 400,000 displaced people in Libya, half of them weredisplaced, over the past year after the attack on the capital, Tripoli.
The signees of the statement warned that the conflict and the Corona pandemic have become life threatening in Libya, adding that since the beginning of this year at least 15 attacks have destroyed health facilities and ambulances and injured health care workers, calling for the Libyan government and its partners to be dedicated to stopping their spread. Country virus.
The statement warned that the emergence of the virus in Libya, is another pressure on the health system that suffers from exhaustion, as it threatens the most vulnerable people in the country, which means that the risk of an additional escalation of the disease outbreak is very high.
UN officials expressed deep alarm at the deliberate targeting of water facilities and their exposure to indiscriminate attacks, which impedes efforts to implement basic measures to prevent the virus.
The statement was also signed by the Executive Director of the World Food Program, David Beasley, the Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund, Natalia Kanem, the Director-General of the World Health Organization, Tedros Gebrysos, and the Director-General of the International Organization for Migration, Antonio Vitorino.
It is worth noting that the Secretary-General of the United Nations, “Antonio Guterres”, in his report issued last Monday, monitored the occurrence of 850 breaches of the ceasefire in Libya between January 12 and April 21, noting that these violations claimed the lives of “at least 131 civilian victims, including At least 64 people were killed between January 1 and the end of March.