Libyan wealth is wasted, U.N. envoy says

18 Nov 2017   Libya

The humanitarian situation in Libya is in a severe state even though the OPEC-member sits on “vast wealth,” a United Nations envoy said. Ghassan Salamé, the U.N. special envoy for Libya, told members of the Security Council the situation in Libya has not improved much since the end of Moammar Gadhafi’s regime in 2011. The envoy testified that, at one point, Libya was one of the top humanitarian donors to Africa, but can now barely take care of its own needs. “It is outrageous that a country which stands upon such vast wealth has so many suffering,” he said. “However, it does, and so we must [help] them tackle the urgent concerns.” Libya is a […]

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