Open

Coming up

Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

ENCORE!

Encore’s Year in Music

Read more

FOCUS

Hebron, a city where peace seems impossible

Read more

WEB NEWS

Web users criticize Sony for pulling "The Interview"

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

Qatar Airways CEO: Traditional airlines 'inefficient'

Read more

BEYOND BUSINESS

Gastrodiplomacy: is French food losing its flair?

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Viva La Evolucion! US and Cuba Move to Normalise Ties

Read more

LIFESTYLES

Creative Christmas confections

Read more

WEB NEWS

Web users react to Cuba and the US normalizing relations

Read more

WEB NEWS

Connected toys are a must-have for Christmas

Read more

Africa

Red Cross expands Libyan aid appeal by €38 million

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2011-05-23

International Red Cross officials have said they expect the humanitarian situation in Libya to be “dire” in the coming months, and called on donors to give an extra 38 million euros to help relief efforts.

AFP - The international Red Cross on Monday more than doubled its aid appeal for Libya, warning that the humanitarian outlook for the conflict-hit country was dire.

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) sought 47 million francs (38 million euros, $53 million) more for the country, bringing the 2011 budget for the country to over 77 million francs.

"As long as the conflict in Libya continues, the outlook for the coming months is dire, and living conditions may further deteriorate for a large percentage of the population," said Boris Michel, ICRC head of operations for North and West Africa.

Michel added that among the ICRC's priorities is extending its activities to western and southern Libya.

"Some of these funds will be used to distribute essential household items, support health services and clear unexploded munitions from the streets of Misrata and other towns," he said.

The ICRC said it expects by the end of 2011 to have helped over 850,000 people affected by the Libyan conflict.


 

Date created : 2011-05-23

  • LIBYA

    NATO air strikes hit Gaddafi warships

    Read more

  • FRENCH FOREIGN POLICY

    France ‘the new US’ with Sarkozy as chief warmonger

    Read more

COMMENT(S)