500,000 Libyans have got UN-delivered foodJune 19th, 2011 - 10:33 am ICT by IANS
Rome, June 19 (IANS/AKI) More than half a million people affected by the conflict in Libya have received food delivered by the UN World Food Programme (WFP).
Fighting began between rebels and Muammar Gaddafi’s military in February.
The Rome-based WFP said it has delivered “vital food assistance to more than 500,000 people affected by the ongoing fighting between the government and rebels in Libya, even as concerns continue to grow about access to food inside the country”.
“The price of many food commodities has more than doubled in areas heavily affected by fighting,” it said in a statement.
Since it began to deliver food supplies into Libya in March soon after the conflict began, the WFP has distributed aid to over 270,000 people in eastern Libya, 136,000 people in western Libya’s Nafusa mountain region, and to an additional 125,000 people in the city of Misrata, the UN said.
- 500,000 Libyans fed by UN food organisation - Jul 06, 2011
- Attacks on civilians in Misrata may be war crimes, says UN - Apr 21, 2011
- Italy's oil giant Eni restarts production in Libya - Sep 26, 2011
- Didn't arm protesters, Berlusconi tells Gaddafi - Feb 24, 2011
- 6,000 killed in Libyan unrest - Mar 03, 2011
- 400,000 people fled Libya: UN - Apr 02, 2011
- Italy calls on Gaddafi to surrender - Aug 22, 2011
- Italian oil giant strikes new deal with Libya - Aug 30, 2011
- I feel betrayed by Europe, especially Berlusconi: Gaddafi - Mar 16, 2011
- Three mn people in Syria in need of assistance: UN - Aug 02, 2012
- Rebels warns of 'catastrophe' if Libyan forces attack Benghazi city - Mar 13, 2011
- Gaddafi representatives in talks with France - Jul 11, 2011
- Italy to send ships, planes to ease refugee crisis in Libya - Mar 04, 2011
- Gaddafi troops bomb oil town - Mar 03, 2011
- Rebels offer $1.3 mn bounty for Gaddafi - Aug 25, 2011