Libya wants assets unfrozen for "humanitarian needs"

Published on 14 April 2011

Libya said on Wednesday it had reserves in gold and other assets that would help its people cope with sanctions, but it also called for funds it holds abroad to be "unfrozen immediately" for humanitarian needs.(..)The World Food Programme said Libya was facing a humanitarian crisis and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told the group's meeting in Doha that up to 3.6 million people, or more than half the population, could need assistance.

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