Thursday, May 19, 2011

Libya, the 'Ticking Time Bomb'

"... In launching the appeal, U.N. Humanitarian Coordinator for Libya, Panos Moumtzis, says his main concern is for the western part of Libya where 80 percent of the population lives.  “Our concern for the west is that the situation in the west due to the sanctions, with the low availability of medical supplies, of food supplies, the fuel embargo, the cash flow shortages-it is really like a time bomb ticking where the longer the crisis lasts, the more grave the humanitarian situation is,” said Moumtzis.  The UN envoy acknowledges the difficulties people are facing in the besieged city of Misrata.  ... ... he says the situation in the capital Tripoli and in the Western Nafusa Mountains is worse..."

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