Libya

Libya - Civilians caught in the conflict (DG ECHO, WHO, OCHA, INGO, IOM, UNHCR) (ECHO Daily Flash of 15 April 2019)

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Heavy fighting for 11 days in the residential outskirts of Tripoli has caused over 750 casualties (including 9 civilians killed and 22 wounded) and forcibly displaced around 18 500. 5 400 civilians remain trapped in the battle zone including over 1 000 migrants and asylum-seekers detained in the vicinity of the clashes. Indiscriminate shelling, airstrikes and snipers have already hit eight ambulances since the beginning of the conflict, killing three medical relief workers. Targeting of medical personnel hampers the rescue of civilians and wounded.