UN agencies distribute aid to people who fled Tripoli | Photo: Zuhair Abusrewil/ANSA
UN agencies distribute aid to people who fled Tripoli | Photo: Zuhair Abusrewil/ANSA

Indiscriminate bombing is continuing, including on residential areas, according to humanitarian agency OCHA. Over 3,000 refugees and migrants are stuck near the frontline.

The number of displaced people since the beginning of armed clashes in Tripoli and the surrounding area has risen to 41,100, the UN humanitarian agency OCHA said Sunday. 

This includes about 3,300 refugees and migrants that are trapped in detention centers. 

OCHA said that indiscriminate bombing continues in and around the capital of Libya. The organization noted that this violates international humanitarian law.

They said that bombs were dropped on residential areas - in the Al-Hadhba area of the Abu Slim municipality over the night between April 25 and April 26, and in the Ain Zara and Al-Tuaisha areas of Tripoli over the night between April 27 and April 28.

Access to food is becoming a greater challenge 

For civilians trapped by frontline fighting - including refugees and migrants - access to food has become a greater challenge, the UN agency said. They explained: "In many areas, markets are closed due to fighting and civilians are unable to travel safely to purchase food. Even in areas where markets remain in operation, prices of fresh vegetables and cooking oil have increased, as well as the cost of gas for cooking."

They asked for humanitarian shipments into Libya to be fast-tracked. 


 

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