UN allocates $5 million to help people fleeing Libya

The head of the United Nations humanitarian agency (OCHA) has allocated $5 million to kick-start emergency efforts to help people fleeing violence in Libya.

Libyan migrant

Libyan migrant

Valerie Amos says that up to 147,000 people, the vast majority of them immigrant workers, have escape fighting in Libya.

UN spokesman Martin Nesirky says that the United Nations and its partners are working closely with authorities in Egypt, Tunisia and Niger to meet the basic needs of the large numbers of people who have fled from Libya.

“The Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Valerie Amos, has allocated $5 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund to galvanize emergency efforts to help people fleeing violence in Libya. The funds will primarily be used to scale up the relief operations along the Libyan-Tunisian border.”

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