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Switzerland: UN expresses fears for Libyan migrants caught in crossfire01:18

Switzerland: UN expresses fears for Libyan migrants caught in crossfire

Switzerland, Geneva
April 9, 2019 at 18:32 GMT +00:00 · Published

UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights spokesperson Ravina Shamdasani commented on the recent escalation of the conflict in the Libyan city of Tripoli, saying that the organisation was concerned for migrants that may be caught in the crossfire. Shamdasani was speaking in Geneva on Tuesday.

"What we are concerned about is that these vulnerable migrants may be caught in the crossfire, especially when armed groups involved in the conflict exercise influence or control over the detention facilities, these ad hoc detention facilities for migrants," said Shamdasani.

World Health Organisation (WHO) spokesperson Tarik Jasarevic added that the Libyan health facilities have reported 47 dead and 181 wounded people in the last three days.

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UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights spokesperson Ravina Shamdasani commented on the recent escalation of the conflict in the Libyan city of Tripoli, saying that the organisation was concerned for migrants that may be caught in the crossfire. Shamdasani was speaking in Geneva on Tuesday.

"What we are concerned about is that these vulnerable migrants may be caught in the crossfire, especially when armed groups involved in the conflict exercise influence or control over the detention facilities, these ad hoc detention facilities for migrants," said Shamdasani.

World Health Organisation (WHO) spokesperson Tarik Jasarevic added that the Libyan health facilities have reported 47 dead and 181 wounded people in the last three days.

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