Williams: 1.3 million Libyans expected to need United Nations assistance in 2021

Alwasat - Cairo Thu 26 Nov 2020, 04:51 PM
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The Acting Special Representative for the UN Secretary-General in Libya, Stephanie Williams said that she informed the Security Council of the expectation that there will be 1.3 million Libyans in need of assistance next year.

This came during Williams’s speech at the conclusion of the second virtual meeting at the second round of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum on Wednesday, as the participants continued discussions and made suggestions about ways to choose the unified executive authority, according to a press release issued by the UN mission.

"This is a significant increase in the number of Libyans who need help," Williams said, expecting that this would sound "the alarm that practical steps need to be taken," noting that "the humanitarian crisis in southern Libya is the most acute." The necessity that they "put the country before personal interests."


She pointed out that "the mission will provide a practical solution that will ensure transparency and confidentiality, to finalize the discussions on the mechanism for selecting the unified executive authority to implement the preparatory period for the national elections scheduled for December 24, 2021."

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