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Libyan cities suffer from water shortages amid Coronavirus spread

Tripoli, Tarhouna, Bani Walid, and many other Libyan cities are suffering from a shortage of water, which is causing worse complications than the spread of the Coronavirus.

A new study, published by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), shed light on the impact of the global epidemic on this water-scarce region.

Hand washing with soap and water is the best way to prevent the transmission of the Coronavirus, but it has become a complicated matter in Libya due to the conflicts that tore the country apart and exhausted the residents.

Libya is not the only country threatened by this pandemic. According to the study, more than 74 million people in the Arab world lack facilities for hand washing, as water demand for hand washing in houses has increased after the pandemic spread to reach between nine to twelve liters per person a day, let alone other water requirements for clothes washing, food and cleaning.

This painful reality aggrevates the suffering of Libyans, while the parties to the conflict insist on the continuation of war with total disregard to the wellbeing of the people.

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