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2nd convoy of medical supplies arrives in Tobruk

The second convoy of medical supplies arrived Wednesday to Tobruk Medical Center, including beds and medicines.

General Director of the Tobruk Medical Center, Faraj Abdullah Al-Gali, said a plan was set to improve the medical services in Tobruk, located about 450 kilometers off the east of Benghazi, as part of the Interim Government’s provision of the basic medical needs for hospitals in the cities that fall within its control.

Eastern Libya in general still has not recovered from the destruction that accompanied terrorist ground following the fall of Muammar Gaddafi, and then the heavy impact of military operations by the Libyan National Army to rid the area of such groups. Much of the infrastructure lies in ruins and thousands of families have been displaced. Commodities and rent rocketed, and services dwindled.

Meanwhile in the western region, since the beginning of the fighting over Tripoli on April 4, it has largely lost access to power and medical supplies, alongside the lack of basic human needs, such as clean water, nutrition, health care, education, and shelter due to the shelling.

In addition, several medical centers and ambulances have been attacked amid the clashes, and the World Health Organization has found difficulty in delivering the medical supplies to war-torn regions.

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