Situation in Libya's Nafusa mountains remains critical

Nafusa mountains, Libya

Nafusa mountains, Libya

Humanitarian needs in the Nafusa mountains remain serious, according to aid workers returning from an assessment mission in the area.

The town of Wazin in Western Libya has been the scene of heavy fighting and the town has suffered significant damage, according to Brendan McDonald, Head of OCHA in Libya.

It is the first time the United Nations has been across the border into the area.

The team was able to get in and out safely, but will need to go back for further assessments, says OHCA's Brendan McDonald.

"The main findings were that we could cross the border and back safely and that the road conditions were very good for providing humanitarian assistance. The mission was very short which made it difficult for us to actually get into areas and identify specific humanitarian needs."

The UN estimates that 100,000 people have fled the area since the conflict in Libya began four months ago.

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