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Sunday, 28 August 2011

UN warns - Humanitarian crisis hits Tripoli, Libya as the fighting deepens

Water shortage and lack of food and health services are the major problems!

Law & order break-downs!

Majority of Tripoli under rebel's control!

Stage is being set for the next major fight in Sirte, the last stronghold of Gaddafi's forces!

Hospitals are running short of supplies, and food and fuel are difficult to come by, reporters say.UN chief Ban Ki-moon has appealed for urgent humanitarian assistance and for the international community to help restore order in the country.

Fighting in the capital has died down, though clashes continue in the east.Rebels say they are now in almost complete control of Tripoli, with just a few pockets of resistance from forces loyal to Col Gaddafi.There has been some fighting, mainly in and around the international airport, but the city centre is mostly quiet.

Elsewhere in the country the rebels have met stiff resistance near the oil port of Ras Lanuf as they prepare to attack Sirte, Col Gaddafi's birthplace and the town regarded as his last major stronghold.

Appealing for help, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon said millions of people in and around Tripoli are at risk because of the water shortage.

Read more: Dailymirror 27 August 2011

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