Bombing of Libyan civilians must stop, UN Security Council hears

More than 700,000 people have left Libya, and food and water in the country is running out, according to UN Emergency Relief Coordinator, Valerie Amos.

Valerie Amos

In a briefing to the Security Council, Ms. Amos said there were also nearly 60,000 internally displaced people in Libya.

She called on member states to help with more funds, but she said it was vital that delivering aid was kept separate from military activities, otherwise aid workers could be put in danger.

And she repeated the call for the bombing of civilians to stop:

“The reported use of cluster bombs, sea and land mines, as well as deaths and injuries caused by aerial bombing, show a callous disregard for the physical and psychological well-being of civilians. There are reports of sexual violence including rape. We’re also concerned that children could be recruited as combatants. Disappearances and abductions are reported”

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