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Libya: Hostilities threaten COVID-19 response

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Health facilities in Libya have been under attack. © OCHA/Eve Sabbagh

Hostilities in western Libya have continued to cause civilian casualties and triggered new displacement at a time when the country is responding to the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic.

On 12 April, heavy shelling struck an ambulance near Misrata killing a paramedic - the eighth attack on health facilities this year. Shelling was also reported in parts of Tripoli, including Salah Al Din, Ain Zara, Saba’a and also hit residential areas in Tajoura.

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