Aid & Development

Libya Red Crescent Provides Humanitarian Support During Ramadan

North Africa

Despite the ongoing clashes in the Libyan capital Tripoli, humanitarian workers are still delivering aid to those bearing the brunt of the conflict.

The holy month of Ramadan in the Muslim calendar represents a period during which giving and selflessness are significant traits that underpin the motives of Muslims in daily life. And so the work of humanitarian organisations during this time is intensified so as to meet the conditions of the holy month. This is especially relevant to countries embroiled in conflict, including Libya.

The Libyan Red Crescent, the primary relief and humanitarian organisation working on the ground in Libya has persisted in its charitable cause and is continuing to distribute aid even in areas that are experienced military combat.

On the first day of this month, the relief team distributed breakfast items to the centres housing displaced people at Ahmed Ben Shtwan School and al-Bashair School in the Swani Ben Adem District.

The intervention team is also continuing to evacuate areas that are experiencing military battles. Four families were evacuated from Ayn Zara-Kheili area, in addition to the evacuation of 14 families from al-Khalawah, Derby, and Ayn Zara areas, who safely reached their relatives.

The Health Care Office, in cooperation with the Central Blood Bank, has organised the Generous Hearts Campaign for blood donations.

International organisations have continued to express concerns with regards to the humanitarian situation on the ground in Tripoli. The situation has been deteriorating since the outset of the recent conflict in Tripoli in April.

The UN Security Council is set to meet on Friday to discuss the humanitarian situation in Libya. The request for a meeting was made by Britain Britain requested the Friday meeting so that a UN aid official could brief representatives on the situation on the ground following the Libya National Army (LNA) offensive, led by strongman Khalifa Haftar. The offensive has led to tens of thousands of displacements as well as hundreds of civilian deaths.