UN releases $US1.5billion for Libya aid

Published on 26 August 2011

The UN Security Council has released $US1.5 billion ($A1.44 billion) of seized Libyan assets to be used for emergency aid after the United States and South Africa ended a dispute over the money. (..) State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said $US500 million ($A478.42 million) would go toward UN programs in Libya, including $US120 million ($A114.82 million) for services provided by UN agencies like the World Health Organisation, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, the UN children's fund, UNICEF, and the World Food Program.

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