Humanitarian Health Action

Libya health situation

24 November 2014 -- Over 2.5 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance and 331 000 are displaced from their homes. Fighting in west and south-west areas of Tripoli has caused massive displacement and at least 140 people are killed and 450 injured. The security and humanitarian situation remains critical. WHO is working on medicine and medical supplies and already provided help for 2000 surgical and 3400 medical interventions. After the evacuation of UN international staff, the UN is carefully monitoring security developments with a view to redeploying international staff to Libya at the earliest possible opportunity.