A seven-truck convoy from the UN’s World Food Program (WFP) and Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has arrived in the west of the country to help the thousands of families displaced by recent fighting in Tripoli, the Libya Herald reported Tuesday.
The aid convoy will move from Zintan to Gharyan and Tarhuna and is expected to assist 6,700 people over the course of a month. It has carried more than 1,300 food rations and hygiene kits. Each ration can feed a family of five for a month and comprises items like wheat flour, pasta and tomato paste.
The UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has put the total number of people internally displaced at more than 140,000 and has said that “assessing their needs poses huge challenges.”