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UN decries Libyan strike, water supply shut down




(MENAFN) On Monday, the United Nations (UN) Humanitarian Coordinator for Libya expressed strong denouncement to a strike that erupted in western and central Libya, shutting water supply.

A statement emphasized: "the UN Humanitarian Coordinator, Maria Ribeiro, condemns in the strongest terms this act that aims to deprive hundreds of thousands of already embattled Libyans of safe drinking water."

According to the UN official, "such attacks against civilian infrastructure that are essential for the survival of the civilian population may be considered war crimes."

Ribeiro further noted that Libyan parties have "their obligations under International Humanitarian Law and International Human Rights Law to ensure the safety of all civilians and civilian infrastructure, including schools, hospitals, and public utilities, especially water and electricity."

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UN decries Libyan strike, water supply shut down

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