United Nations (UN) stated that the continuing deaths of civilians including children of families forced to flee their homes, looting and other crimes, has become a way of life in Libya that is no longer tenable.
Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Ghassan Salamé, has told the UN Security Council (UNSC) on Wednesday that violence in the capital, Tripoli, that began on 26 August succeeded in shattering the façade of calm that had prevailed since May 2017.
Salame said: “Many of those who died were civilians, including children. Families were forced to flee their homes. Looting and crime became common-place as gangs took to the streets.”
He noted that the nation has lurched from one emergency to another in the recent weeks.
Fearing that it may become a shelter for terrorist groups of all persuasions, he asked the UNSC for more help at this critical juncture.