World Food Programme steps up aid for Libya

Hundreds of people fleeing the violence in Libya continue to cross the country's borders on a daily basis, making their way by land to Tunisia and Egypt and by boat to Italy.

Tunisia-Libya border

To meet their needs the World Food Programme has stepped up its efforts both inside and outside the country.

The agency says it’s able to provide up to 25,000 hot meals everyday and has 10 tons of food in warehouses at the border and 1,500 tons of food inside. That’s enough to feed 100,000 people over the coming month.

WFP spokeswoman Reem Nada, who is at the Sousha transit camp on the Tunisian border with Libya says the situation is a lot better than it was several weeks ago.

“Especially now the number of people who are basically stranded on this side of the boarder is getting less and less as the evacuation has stepped up. So now compared to peak levels two weeks ago where this transit camp reached 17,000 people now the the number is between 7 to 9,000 daily depending on evacuation efforts.”

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