UN CONDEMNS ATTACK ON WATER CONTROL STATION IN LIBYA

In News 2019-05-22 17:42:01
UN CONDEMNS ATTACK ON WATER CONTROL STATION IN LIBYA
UN CONDEMNS ATTACK ON WATER CONTROL STATION IN LIBYA

An attack on a water control station in Libya that has left the capital, Tripoli, without running water has been condemned by the UN.

 

In a statement by Maria Ribeiro, the UN humanitarian co-ordinator, “such attacks against civilian infrastructure that are essential for the survival of the civilian population may be considered as war crimes."

 

A part of the Great Man-Made River Project – a network of pipes that carries underground water from the Sahara to the country’s west - was targeted in that attack.

 

It is unclear who carried out the attack on the water control station.

 

Libya’s capital Tripoli, is the focus of a battle between forces loyal to the UN-backed government and Khalifa Haftar, military strongman and leader of the militia that have been advancing on the city that has a population of 2.5 million people.

 

According to reports, residents in the capital city are reliant on private water deliveries for daily use.