Libya: Mountain villagers facing "starvation"

Published on 21 April 2011

The western Nafusa Mountains of Libya, which run along the breadth of half the country to the Tunisian border and are home for hundreds of thousands of people, are dangerously cut off from aid and essential basic supplies, threatening a serious humanitarian crisis that has been getting a lot less attention than the situation in the beseiged port city of Misrata.(..)Greg Barrow from the WFP told Channel 4 News the extent of the aid demands caused by the situation in Libya: "I think you've got to take on board the fact that Libya is not self sufficient, it needs to import it's food, have movement of food supplies along open routes and this conflict has impacted on this in a serious way."

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