Libya: International coalition launched air strikes on...
21 March, 2011
Pursuant to Security Council Resolution 1973, on 19 March, an international coalition launched air strikes on Libyan Government forces. Media sources have reported that French jets who fired the first shots have hit government tanks and armoured vehicles on the road to the west of Benghazi.... Read More >>
Libya: Security Council adopts resolution 1973 (2011)
18 March, 2011
On 17 March the Security Council adopted resolution 1973 (2011) which authorizes the use of force in Libya to protect civilians from attack, specifically in the eastern city of Benghazi, which Colonel Muammar Al-Qadhafi has reportedly said he will storm tonight to end a revolt against... Read More >>
Libya: Humanitarian Coordinator observes bleakness amid...
16 March, 2011
On 14 March, the Humanitarian Coordinator (HC) for Libya, Mr. Rashid Khalikov, visited the town of Az Zawiyah. He noted the heavy military presence and observed that more than 24 buildings in the centre of Az Zawiyah have been destroyed. The majority of shops were closed. There was no... Read More >>
Libya: Preparatory humanitarian mission
14 March, 2011
On 12 March, the Humanitarian Coordinator (HC) for Libya, Mr. Rashid Khalikov, arrived in Tripoli with his team to conduct a preparatory humanitarian mission. The team met Dr. Khaled Kaaim, Deputy Foreign Minister, and Dr. Habib Tamar, Under Secretary of the Ministry of Public Health. The... Read More >>
Libya: Medical needs a major concern as number of...
11 March, 2011
Local doctors are seeing a sharp increase in the number of casualties at hospitals in Ajdabiya and Misrata in northern Libya, according to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). However, many hospitals are reporting shortages of medical supplies, drugs and specialized medical... Read More >>