By Libya Herald staff.
Tripoli, 26 December 2014:
The UNHCR says it has able to distribute much needed aid to displaced families on the outskirts . . .[restrict]of Tripoli and in the Jebel Nafusa region. It also says it hopes that the security situation will improve sufficiently enough to allow it to get aid to others in the east of the country and around Obari in the south.
According to the UNHCR, it provided sleeping mats, mattresses, plastic sheeting, cooking equipment, school bags and jerry cans for 1,035 Tawerghan families living in four camps near Tripoli and 505 families displaced from Kikla and taking refuge in Tarhouna and Ghariyan.
International Medical Corps partnered with the UNHCR to distribute the items to the families.
The UNHCR has reported that around 400,000 Libyans have been displaced since conflict began in May, mostly from Benghazi, Kikla, the Obari region and the area west of Tripoli. The winter season has brought rain and cooler temperatures, making an already difficult situation worse for the displaced families sheltering in parks, schools and abandoned buildings.
The UN reported in October that it needed an additional $35 million in donations to respond to the needs of the displaced in Libya. As of today, only two percent of that amount had been funded, making it the most underfunded appeal from the UN in all of 2014. [/restrict]