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Algeria sends 200 tonnes aid to south Libya

December 24, 2014 at 3:36 pm

The Algerian Red Crescent yesterday provided nearly 200 tonnes of food aid for the victims of the tribal conflict in southern Libya, the Director of the Libyan Red Crescent in Ubari Amod Al-Arabi said.

In statements to the Anadolu Agency, Al-Arabi said: “Aid arrived today at the Ghadames border crossing between Libya and Algeria and will be transferred to the cities of Ghat and Ubari, south of Libya, which are suffering from a shortage of food and medical supplies because of the fighting between the Toubou and Tuareg tribes in the city of Ubari which led to the displacement of a large number of residents.”

Al-Arabi added: “The food convoy includes milk, legumes and children’s supplies.”

“Medical supplies will soon arrive from Sabha, south of Libya, to Ubari city and its environs while the Red Crescent will soon launch a campaign to vaccinate displaced children.” No date has been set for this.

Fierce battles erupted between the Toubou and the Tuareg tribes in the city of Ubari more than a month ago despite the ceasefire agreement reached by the parties on September 22.