UN humanitarian operations continue in Libya: spokesman

10:57, May 03, 2011      

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UN humanitarian operations are continuing in Libya after 12 UN international staff fled Tripoli due to unrest in the capital, UN spokesman Martin Nesirky said Monday.

The 12 staffers were redeployed to support operations in western Libya from Tunisia. "The UN is exploring ways to re-enter the Libyan capital as soon as possible," said Nesirky.

According to the spokesman, the UN compound in Tripoli was ransacked. While some UN vehicles were taken, no staff were hurt.

More than 665,000 people have now fled Libya and as of Sunday, more than 12,000 people were evacuated from the rebel-held city of Misrata, reports the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

Meanwhile, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's special envoy for Libya Abdulilah Al-Khatib is expected to brief the UN Security Council on the situation in Libya later this week.

Source: Xinhua
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