UN explores ways to re-enter Tripoli

The United Nations has confirmed that it has evacuated its international staff from its office in the Libyan capital Tripoli.

Muammar Al-Qadhafi

Muammar Qadhafi

The UN office there was amongst a number of foreign missions that were attacked by people loyal to the Libyan leader Muammar Qadhafi.

The Libyan leader is continuing his fight against rebels calling for democratic reform.

The UN says it is exploring ways to redeploy its staff to Tripoli. It continues to maintain a presence in other parts of the country.

OCHA spokesperson in New York, Stephanie Bunker, says that the staff members who have gone to Tunisia will continue to support humanitarian operations inside the western part of Libya.

“Meanwhile the international staff who are present in the country in Benghazi, for example, they are still in place and the national staff in the country are still in place. And we very much hope that the absence of the internationals who come out of Tripoli, which were 12 in number, we very much that this would be temporary and we very much hope that they will be able to go back in as soon as possible.”

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