WFP: Libya facing humanitarian crisis

April 13, 2011 21:24

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 statement.

"The future of the public subsidized food distribution system in Libya is very worrying to WFP and food security partners."

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