UN seeks $166m Aid for Libya

The United Nations called on the international community to provide $165.6 million in aid to Libya.

Ali al-Zaatari, the UN's humanitarian coordinator for Libya, told a news conference:

"We need $165.6 million in 2016. If we don't get that amount, which is modest in comparison with what is spent on armaments, for example, then we can expect the humanitarian crisis to worsen."

According to the report from AFP, Zaatari also called for a humanitarian ceasefire and for the opening up of corridors so that aid can reach those in need.

Syed Jaffar Hussain, the World Health Organization's (WHO) representative in Libya, said the money was needed for basics, such as drinking water, sewers, vaccinations and other medicines, as well as maternity wards.

(Source: AFP)

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