Libya: UN mission to Misrata reports need for continued humanitarian assistance

Published on 15 July 2011

A United Nations humanitarian assessment mission to the Libyan port city of Misrata has found that high food prices, lack of money and shortages of medical supplies and other essential items have left residents in need of continued assistance. (..) “The only way we can reach the population is by sea,” said Azhar Mehdi Salih of the UN World Food Programme (WFP). “The road from Benghazi to Misrata is too dangerous due to the ongoing fighting,” he said.

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