Displaced women from Libya’s Murzuq condemn inaction of officials

A group of women who were displaced from Murzuq to Sabha have issued a statement condemning the advantage being taken by the case of Murzuq twon after the forced displacement of most of its people.

The statement said there is no peace without fulfilling the women’s demands, especially revealing the whereabouts of the kidnapped and allowing a fact-finding mission to enter the town, as well as reopening the commercial banks’ system.

Murzuq residents have been enduring very tough conditions after a forced displacement wave in the wake of fierce clashes between Al-Ahali and extremist as well as foreign fighters.

A meeting on the dire conditions in Murzuq was held last month and was attended by a delegation from Al-Ahali crisis committee and UN envoy Ghassan Salame, his deputy Stephenie Williams and UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Libya, Yacoub El Hillo.

UNSMIL said at the time that the meeting in Tripoli reviwed the briefing of the Murzuq delegation on living conditions in the town and their humanitarian needs as well as their need to return to their houses.

The meeting also discussed ways to end the crisis in Murzuq, including all needs on humanitarian, health and education levels, stressing the importance of allowing the displaced to return home safely.

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