Dutch government releases Libya’s frozen assets

Women in Libya

The Dutch government has decided to unfreeze a portion of Libya's assets and give the funds to the World Health Organization.

WHO says it will receive 100 million euros to buy medical supplies to the Libyan population suffering from the ongoing crisis.

The supplies will go to both government and rebel controlled areas.

The agency is already compiling a list of items that are urgently needed in the country.

WHO's spokesperson Tarik Jasarevic says this first instalment should cover the needs for at least eight weeks.

"The stocks of essential supplies are really running short.  Supplies like vaccines, like insulin, like chemotherapy drugs, like laboratory consumables, like HIV drugs, like medicines for non-communicable diseases.  So all this is in short supply  because Libya was not procuring for months now."  (Duration: 19″)

WHO says it will work with partner organizations on the ground to transport and distribute the medical supplies.

Duration: 19″

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