By Libya Herald reporters.
Benghazi, 3 November 2017:
Red Crescent trucks have been allowed through Libyan National Army (LNA) checkpoints surrounding the besieged town of Derna, to deliver emergency medical supplies.
Hundred of packages sent by the World Health Organisation (WHO) contained trauma kits and other medical supplies. The WHO said that the consignment was sufficient to treat over 300 moderate and serious injuries. It had been funded by the European Union Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations.
In the wake last week’s widely-condemned air strikes on Derna, in which 15 civilians including 12 women and children perished, there was anger when LNA checkpoints refused to let through some injured, for whom no treatment was available inside the town.
The funerals of the dead attracted several thousand mourners. Today, after Friday prayers another large crown gathered to protest against the air raid.