The office of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Libya has provided five emergency health kits to Ghat as part of the WHO's humanitarian response to the desert town`s crisis.

The kits are designed to meet the basic health needs of 5,000 people for approximately three months and should help reduce the burden on health facilities providing primary health services to thousands of people.

The organization said it was working to make Ghat General Hospital fully operational in the coming weeks.