LONDON - Libya faces a humanitarian
crisis due to heavy fighting and food supplies are not being
adequately replenished, UN agency the World Food Program
(WFP) said on Wednesday.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said earlier up to 3.6
million people in Libya may need humanitarian assistance as
rebels press their fight against Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.
"Libya faces a humanitarian crisis following an
unprecedented level of upheaval and violence," the WFP said in a
"The future of the public subsidized food distribution
system in Libya is very worrying to WFP and food security