Calls for immediate ceasefire in Libya to allow deliveries of food

There is concern that the fighting in Libya is blocking access to the Western mountains area, where the World Food Programme (WFP) believes there are severe food shortages.

WFP's Josette Sheeran

WFP's Josette Sheeran

WFP has managed to bring in some supplies to Western Libya from Tunisia, but it has not been able to reach the areas most affected by the fighting, around Yefrin and Zintan in the Western Mountains.

Josette Sheeran, WFP Executive Director, has called for an immediate ceasefire.

She also says WFP needs access to Misrata, where shelling of the port is again making it difficult to send aid.

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