The Benghazi-based team continues to provide medical support to evacuees from Misrata Opposition sources are reportedly claiming that 10,000 people have now been killed in the conflict in Libya since it started.
Heavy fighting and indiscriminate attacks continue in Misrata resulting in many dead and wounded, often among the civilian population, including women, children and elderly people. Health facilities are struggling to cope with the amount of civilian injuries. Reports of hospital records in Misrata indicate that 300 people have been killed, with more injured in the violence. However, reports from opposition forces entail that more than 1,000 have been killed.
WFP have started to move food supplies into western Libya, with distributions planned mainly for women and children in Tripoli, Zintan, Yefrin, Nalut, Mezda, Al Reiba and Al Zawiya. WFP stated that a convoy of eight trucks loaded with 240 metric tonnes of wheat flour and high-energy biscuits, enough to feed nearly 50,000 people for 30 days, crossed into Libya from Tunisia on Monday.
In regards to the situation of fuel shortages, Libyan state media are reporting that making arrangements for several cargoes of gasoline to arrive, and that the refinery production capacity has been returned to normal in the western town of Zawiyah.
The Associated Press reports that more than 500 people on board a fishing boat who were fleeing Libya have today been rescued by Italy’s coast guard.