Libyan Cloud News Agency – Tunisia
The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has welcomed and joined the call by its international partners on all parties to the Libyan conflict to declare an immediate humanitarian cessation of hostilities as well as a halt to the continuing transfer of all military equipment and personnel into Libya, in order to allow local authorities to rapidly respond to the unprecedented public health challenge posed by COVID-19.
UNSMIL said in a statement urged all parties in Libya to take the bold step in unifying their efforts in facing this pandemic.
“COVID-19 has no affiliation and breaks through all frontlines. We call on all Libyans to join forces immediately before it is too late to face this overwhelming, fast-spreading threat, which requires consolidating all resources and efforts for the prevention, awareness and treatment of possible victims,” read the statement.
UNSMIL encouraged the implementation of a consolidated mechanism to face COVID-19 in Libya in close collaboration with World Health Organization and other UN agencies on the ground, and the friends of Libya.