People continue fleeing Libya as fighting intensifies and aid reaches country

Humanitarian agencies say the situation in Libya remains dire.

UNHCR camp at Remada

Aid is slowly reaching the country. A UNICEF ship carrying supplies for up to 25,000 people is making its way to Misrata.

The supplies include first aid kits, drinking water, water purification tablets, hygiene material and recreational material for children.

The World Health Organization says Misrata’s hospital is overwhelmed by those who need medical care and needs to evacuate at least 120 patients.

The International Organization for Migration plans to evacuate another large group of migrants from Misrata, many of whom have been camping out near the port since the early days of the crisis.

And the UN Refugee Agency reports seeing a growing number of Libyan refugees arriving in Tunisia.

UNHCR’s Andrej Mahecic says so far at least 10,000 men women and children have come in the past 10 days.

''They told our staff that the western mountains area has been effectively under siege by government forces for a month and that the pressure on the civilian population has been increasing daily. Many of the new arrivals said they fled their home fearing the fighting and shelling which has intensified significantly over the weekend.”

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