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15 Aug 2013 description

Margaret Aguirre
Director, Global Communications
310.826.7800
MAguirre@InternationalMedicalCorps.org

August 15, 2013 – Los Angeles, CA –International Medical Corps is continuing to monitor the situation in Egypt following the escalation of violence leading to the declaration of a month-long state of emergency.

11 Jun 2011 description

Introduction

Severe fighting on the western and southeastern front outside of Misurata continued today, causing a high number of casualties. The fighting in Dafniya was reported to be particularly fierce, with Gaddafi forces using more sophisticated tanks than usual against the rebels. Consequently the situation at the Dafniya forward aid station was reported to be dire. Shelling has been constant since the morning with increased intensity in the afternoon.

04 Jun 2011 description

Introduction

On June 1, a blast occurred outside the Tibesti Hotel in Benghazi, consisting of one or two car bombs. There were no reported injuries and little damage beyond that to surrounding vehicles. The hotel was likely targeted due to being known as the location for humanitarian agency meetings and residence for local and visiting foreign officials.

01 Jun 2011 description

Introduction

A large number of reports indicate that there are major uprisings in Bani Walid, south of Tripoli. This implies that only one road running south of Tripoli remains to be Gaddafi controlled.

13 May 2011 description

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In Misurata, rebel forces are reported to have captured the airport after fierce fighting, giving full control of the city to the revolutionaries and prompting celebrations in the streets. With pro-Gaddafi forces pushed back from the airport, the western area of Misurata is reported to be out of range of most government heavy weaponry including Grad rockets and mortars. West of the city, rebel forces continue to push towards Zlitan.

11 May 2011 description

With reports that NATO airstrikes may be beginning to strain government forces, yesterday’s gains by rebel forces are reported to be significant. In the Misurata vicinity, rebel forces gained ground to the west of the city, taking up positions in Qaryat az Zurayq. This development means that Gaddafi forces are being pushed further and further from mortar range of the city and are approaching the outer range of their heavier weapons, according to rebel reports. Reports indicate that rebel fighters will attempt to push further west to Ad Dafniyah in the coming days.

08 May 2011 description

Introduction

At the Dehibat border, there are reports of 200 Gaddafi force attack vehicles heading towards the rebel held border area. International Medical Corps medical team remains on standby at the Dehibat hospital to treat any casualties if fighting ensues.

30 Apr 2011 description

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Fighting between pro-Gaddafi and rebel forces at the Dehibat-Wazin border again crossed into Tunisia, with shooting taking place in central Dehibat. Reports say that a Tunisian woman was killed in this fighting. Three pro-Gaddafi soldiers and one Libyan rebel were also reported to be killed in the border region fighting.

In Zintan, at least 20 rockets were fired into the city by Gaddafi forces today. NATO air strikes later hit Gaddafi's troops, stopping these attacks.

26 Apr 2011 description

Introduction

In Misurata, rebel fighters drove Gaddafi forces to the edge of the city on Sunday, taking control of the area where the main hospital is located. Fierce fighting continues, however, with reports of random bombardments and civilian attacks with mortar fire, including two schools. Rebel sources report 36 killed and more than 100 wounded over the weekend. As casualties continue, there is a growing need to evacuate patients as health facilities are struggling to cope with the caseload.

23 Apr 2011 description

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In Misurata, heavy fighting, including missiles attacks on the civilian population, is forcing many people to flee the city as opportunities provide, with a large number of third country nationals are still awaiting evacuation. Overall, the information received by International Medical Corps from Misurata does not reflect any improvement in needs, or the situation.

Today, the rebels have taken most of central Misurata, pushing Gaddafi troops to the outskirts of the city.

28 Mar 2011 description

Los Angeles, Calif. - The crisis in Libya continues to escalate with the eastern part of the country experiencing heavy strikes throughout the past week. The cities of Benghazi, Ras Lanuf, Brega and Ajdabiya have experienced intense fighting and a reported 600,000 civilians in the country are in need of humanitarian assistance.

26 Mar 2011 description

Following weeks of strikes from government forces and the allied coalition's enforcement of a no-fly zone, the crisis in Libya continues to escalate and endanger civilians throughout the country. More than 335,000 people have fled the violence to neighboring countries, primarily Tunisia and Egypt, scores of civilians have been killed, and a reported 600,000 inside Libya are in need of humanitarian assistance.

International Medical Corps' emergency response teams in Libya and at the borders in Tunisia and Egypt are assessing ongoing needs, providing medical care and critical …

22 Mar 2011 description

For interviews in Libya, contact:
Margaret Aguirre
Director, Global Communications
310.826.7800

23 Feb 2011 description

In Los Angeles:

Margaret Aguirre

Director, Global Communications

310.826.7800

maguirre@InternationalMedicalCorps.org

February 23, 2011, Los Angeles, Calif. - International Medical Corps is preparing an Emergency Response Team to deploy to the Egypt-Libya border, where a large number of evacuees are expected to flee fighting in Libya.

The United Nations Tuesday called on neighboring countries in Africa and Europe to not turn away those escaping violence in Libya, while the Egyptian military set up a field …