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UN says 2,200 people flee Libya clashes, many more trapped

Reuters , Monday 8 Apr 2019
Khalifa Hifter, Libya's top army chief, points at a map in his office during an interview with the Associated Press in al-Marj, Libya. Libya has been plunged into chaos again, with forces loyal to a polarizing military commander marching on the capital and trading fire with militias aligned with a weak U.N.-backed government. (Photo: AP)
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At least 2,200 people have fled from fighting south of the Libyan capital Tripoli since April 4, the United Nations humanitarian office said in a report on Monday, and many civilians were trapped and cut off from emergency services.

"The fast increasing deployment of forces could potentially result in significant population displacement," the report said. It said aid agencies on the ground had enough emergency medical supplies and trauma kits to treat up to 210,000 individuals and 900 injuries for three months.

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