By Libya Herald staff.
Tripoli, 23 August 2014:
A relief convoy has set off today from Sebha with aid for the displaced families . . .[restrict]of the western region of Libya and others affected by the current crisis.
Named Sebha Al-Kher (Goodness), the convoy has been organized by several groups in Sebha under the leadership of the Sebha Branch of Social Affairs. The local council and local officers of the prime ministry and defence ministry, along with Sebha’s Red Crescent, civil society organizations and a number of businessman and leading Sebha residents have joined in the initiative.
Along with the town of Zawia, in western Libya, these groups have formed a Crisis Committee for Relief in the Western Region. The committee is tasked with determining what help is required by those who have been displaced, especially the needs of children and the disabled and ill.
Two convoys of aid had already been sent to Zawia by the United Nations High Committee for Refugees (UNHCR).
The Crisis Committee of the Tripoli Municipal Council has estimated that some 7,240 families (around 43,500 individuals) have been displaced as a result of the past five weeks of fighting in the capital. Some sources however, suggest the numbers may be significantly higher. [/restrict]