Stephanie Williams: Most of the gains from economic reforms in place since 2017 have faded

Alwasat - Cairo Tue 19 May 2020, 04:45 PM
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The acting UN Secretary General's envoy and head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya, Stephanie Williams, warned that "most of the gains from the economic reforms in place since 2017 have faded", pointing out that the coronavirus pandemic increases the security problems that exist in Tripoli.

This was stated in Williams' briefing on Tuesday, to the UN Security Council on developments in Libya.

In her briefing, Williams added that there are "about a million people in need of humanitarian aid as a result of the fighting and the effects of the coronavirus," reiterating the call for "a comprehensive ceasefire in Libya, an end to attacks against civilians and civilian installations and the prosecution of violators."

Williams estimated, "More than a million people are living in difficult humanitarian conditions due to water shortages and power outages" in Libya, stressing the importance of achieving a humanitarian truce to provide the necessary support to those in need.

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