News in Brief 29 April 2019

  • Civilians need ‘urgent’ help amid Tripoli airstrikes, clashes
  • UN, global health agencies sound alarm on drug-resistant infections
  • UN’s prevention of genocide official co-hosts summit to tackle hate speech
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Libya: Heavy shelling and civilian deaths ‘blatant violation’ of international law - UN envoy 

Heavy shelling overnight on Tuesday which hit a densely-populated neighbourhood of Libya’s capital, Tripoli, was condemned “in the strongest terms” by the head of the UN Mission there, after “scores” of civilians were reportedly killed and injured.

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. Ms. Ribeiro spoke to UN News’s Alexandre Soares, who began by asking for an update on conditions in the Libyan capital, Tripoli.

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