The one NATO ‘fixed’
Nearly half of the population of Libya has been affected by violence and needs protection and some form of humanitarian aid, the United Nations says.
"Armed conflict and political instability has impacted over 3 million people across Libya," the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said in a report published on Thursday.
In a country of 6.3 million, "2.44 million people are in need of protection and some form of humanitarian assistance", it said. Since last summer, some 435,000 people have been forced to flee their homes, of whom 100,000 now live in outdoor camps or abandoned buildings such as schools and warehouses, the report said. An estimated 250,000 refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants in Libya are facing significant protection concerns, with their status making them particularly vulnerable to abuse, marginalisation and exploitation," it added.
Remember the promises? Regime change would bring peace, stability and prosperity to the Libyan people. And now they plan to bring the same to Syria.