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UN calls for end to violence in Libya amid COVID-19 outbreak
update:April 02,2020
TRIPOLI, April 2,2020 -- The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Libya on Wednesday called for an end to the ongoing armed conflict in Libya in order to allow authorities to fight COVID-19.
"Two new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Libya now brings up the total number to 10. Ongoing fighting must stop immediately to allow health authorities and aid agencies contain further spread of the outbreak," the Office tweeted.
For almost a year, the eastern-based army has been leading a military campaign in and around Tripoli, trying to take the city from the rival UN-backed government.
The armed conflict claimed thousands of lives and injured many others, and also displaced more than 150,000.
The violence continues in Libya, despite international calls for a humanitarian truce to allow authorities to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
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