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WFP Responds To Urgent Humanitarian Needs In Libya

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WFP is providing logistical support for the humanitarian relief effort in Libya, sending food and other urgent supplies including water, medicine and fuel to Tripoli. WFP is also scaling up food assistance to meet the needs of the most vulnerable internally displaced people in Tripoli, the coastal areas and the Nafusa Mountain Region.

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WFP is dispatching around 600 metric tons of staple food commodities including wheat flour, pasta, vegetable oil and tomato paste to the Libyan capital for distribution by the Libyan Red Crescent (LRC) to provide much needed assistance to more than 35,500 conflict-affected and displaced people for one month.

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Lucien Jaggi and Marieme Diallo pose in front of WFP convoys delivering food, water, medicine and fuel to support humanitarian relief support in Libya.

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At the request of Libya’s National Transitional Council (NTC), WFP is looking to procure 250,000 metric tons of gasoline that would cover immediate life-saving humanitarian needs for one month. Fuel supplies have been disrupted by the fighting, and water and electricity supplies depend on fuel-run generators. Fuel is also required for hospitals, ambulances and vehicles to distribute critically needed medicines, food, water, and other supplies.

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A copy of a WFP transaction form which describes the logistics for delivering food and other supplies. In addition to providing food assistance in Tripoli, Gheryan and Zliten, WFP is providing emergency food for vulnerable people in Zuwarah, Sibrata, Sirman and Zawiya. WFP is reaching Tripoli and the western towns by sea and land via the Ras Ajdir border crossing in Tunisia -- the main supply route to Tripoli.

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Saleem Shbib and Lucien Jaggi in Libya, where WFP is scaling up food assistance to meet the needs of the most vulnerable internally displaced people in Tripoli, the coastal areas and the Nafusa Mountain Region.

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The logos of Libya’s National Transitional Council (NTC) and WFP adorn the side of a WFP convoy delivering food aid and other supplies to Tripoli, Libya.

WFP is providing logistical support for the humanitarian relief effort in Libya, sending food and other urgent supplies including water, medicine and fuel to Tripoli. WFP is also scaling up food assistance to meet the needs of the most vulnerable internally displaced people in Tripoli, the coastal areas and the Nafusa Mountain Region.