UN Mission in Libya calls for immediate end to fighting

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The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) called for an immediate de-escalation of the conflict, including cessation of hostilities, demobilization of forces, and bringing an end to the influx of weapons and foreign fighters to Libya.

“While the whole world is engaged in fighting the spread of COVID-19, which has overwhelmed several well resourced countries, attacks and counter attacks in Libya continue to inflict further suffering and civilian casualties “, the Mission said in a statement on Wednesday, adding that Libyans need to shift their focus to fighting the pandemic.

The Mission also reminded all parties to the conflict in Libya of their obligations “in accordance with International Humanitarian and Human Rights Law to ensure the protection of civilians”.