UN agencies warned Monday that Libya’s flood-stricken city of Derna, where thousands were killed a week ago, faces the threat of disease outbreaks that could bring “a second devastating crisis”.
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The use of advance warning systems would have lessened the casualties and damage caused by the recent devastating floods in Libya, the UN’s World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Thursday.
The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) is ready to provide urgent humanitarian assistance to complement national and local efforts in response to the deadly storm that killed 150 people in eastern Libya.
The U.N. Special Envoy to Libya Abdoulaye Bathily held talks on Sunday with Qatar’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Sheikha Alia Ahmed bin Saif Al-Thani.
Libya’s Presidential Council and the U.N. Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) are planning to jointly convene “Libyan-led and UNSMIL-facilitated negotiations between Libya’s main political and institutional leaders,” U.N. Envoy Abdoulaye Bathily revealed today.
The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) welcomed on Sunday the announcement of the finalization of the reunification of the Central Bank of Libya.
UN officials of various agencies, including UNSMIL, UNICEF and UN Office on Drugs and Crime, held talks in Tripoli on Saturday with Libyan youth representatives from across the country.
Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, the General Commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA), held talks on Saturday with UN Special Envoy Abdoulaye Bathily at the LNA’s main headquarters in Benghazi.
Chairman of Libya’s Presidential Council, Mohamed Menfi, discussed on Sunday with the United Nations Envoy, Abdoulaye Bathily, the efforts of the United Nations Support Mission (UNSMIL) to conduct of the parliamentary and presidential elections, as per a statement from the council.
A new Libya can only be built through an electoral process and the country’s future should not depend on the House of Representatives and High Council of State, the UN envoy for Libya said Sunday.