2.44 million people in Libya need protection, aid: UN

Smoke billows from the Mitiga airport in an eastern suburb of the Libyan capital Tripoli on November 25, 2014Nearly half of the population of Libya has been affected by violence and needs protection and some form of humanitarian aid, the United Nations says. “Armed conflict and political instability has impacted over 3 million people across Libya,” the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said in a report published on Thursday. In a country of 6.3 million, “2.44 million people are in need of protection and some form of humanitarian assistance”, it said.

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