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UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Libya reaffirms commitment to those affected by the conflict

The UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Libya, Maria Ribeiro, raised major concerns on Monday for the safety of civilians and others who are being affected by the uptick in fighting between warring factions across the country, in particular, “migrants and asylum seekers who may find themselves in detention centres close to the main areas of conflict”.

Speaking by phone from Tripoli, Ms. Ribeiro told UN News that the United Nations had called for a “humanitarian truce” to allow emergency services access to newly-affected areas under fire.