Africa

The BIC is deeply concerned about the hospital attack in Tripoli

Submitted by BIC on Thu, 04/09/2020 - 19:06

The BIC is deeply concerned to hear of the continued fighting across Libya, and especially of the recent attacks on medical facilities such as Al Khadra General Hospital in Tripoli. "Given the seriousness of the global coronavirus outbreak, and Libya's already suffering health system, any and all attacks on medical facilities, staff and patients should be condemned and immediately halted" said the BIC's Political Analyst for North Africa, Ben Lowings.

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