UNHCR provides health services to 6,000 people in Benghazi

The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) provides monthly treatment for 6,000 people in an area with 70,000 residents in Benghazi, according to a Wednesday statement.

The UNHCR said the health center in Benghazi’s Sabri district has offered health services to Libyans who returned to Benghazi after more than three years of displacement.

It added that Benghazi has received around 120,000 individuals who have been forced to flee their homes since the eruption of battles in the western region in early April.

To offer treatment to the displaced people, the UNHCR rehabilitated a health center in Sabri.

Benghazi and the other eastern parts witnessed a three-year war between the Libyan National Army, led by Khalifa Haftar, and extremists. Haftar says he wants to “liberate” Tripoli from terrorists as well.

In late December 2018, the ministries of interior of the Government of National Accord (GNA) and the Interim Government agreed to unify their security efforts to secure all regions across Libya.

The three-year war has left the city in ruins and thousands remain displaced.


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