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Libya | RC/HC Statement on the Attacks on Civilians (2 December 2019)

Humanitarian Coordinator in Libya Mr. El Hillo condemns attack
on civilians and calls for respect of international humanitarian law
and protection of civilians
Tripoli, 2 December 2019
The Humanitarian Coordinator in Libya Mr. Yacoub El Hillo condemns in the
strongest possible terms the airstrikes that took place in the past few days in
different parts of Libya, causing the death of civilians, the majority of whom were
children and women.
“Civilians in Libya, mainly children, continue to pay the ultimate price of a
conflict they did not start and do not want,” El Hillo said. “I am appalled by these
horrific attacks, which constitute yet another blatant violation of international
humanitarian and human rights laws," he added.
We continue to call on all parties to the conflict to abide by their obligations
under international humanitarian law and international human rights law to
protect children and civilians. Such merciless attacks against civilians, health
workers, as well as civilian infrastructure, including hospitals, schools must end

Operation(s)/ Webspace(s): 
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
02 Dec 2019
Document type: 
Press Statement