UNICEF has delivered supplies to Misrata including emergency health kits, food rations, hygiene kits and play kits. In Eastern Libya, we've delivered health and hygiene kits to reach 10,000 people through our local partners in Benghazi. We are already working in Tunisia and Egypt to provide children and families with their own safe spaces, safe water and proper sanitation, vital vaccines and access to counsellors. But there is much more still to do. #Libya. #unicefirl
UN and Libya reach agreement on humanitarian presence in Tripoli
The United Nations is setting up a humanitarian office in the Libyan capital of Tripoli, an agreement that was reached on Sunday after a visit to the country by UN Special Envoy Abdel Elah al-Khatib and UN Humanitarian Chief, Valerie Amos.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says while he's urging an end to the fighting, the UN has a duty to aid those in need. "Nearly half a million people have fled the country in recent weeks and there are tens of thousands of people whose basic human needs are not given, so we have very serious humanitarian problems here."
The UN already has a presence in the rebel-held city of Benghazi, and is also pushing for a presence in Misrata.