WHO: Tripoli offensive's death toll reaches 635 people

WHO: Tripoli offensive's death toll reaches 635 people

June 10, 2019 - 19:50
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

World Health Organization (WHO) said 635 people have been killed since the attack on Tripoli by Khalifa Haftar's forces has begun on April 04 and up until June 09.

WHO added in a statement on Sunday that 41 civilians were among the killed people, saying the total number of injuries amounted to over 3550, including three medical workers.

"Over 90.000 people have been forced to flee their houses due to clashes in southern Tripoli." WHO indicated.

It warned that those who hot displaced went to areas near the clashes and are still subject to danger, together with those hosting them.

Meanwhile, the head of the high committee of IDPs return of the Presidential Council Fadel Jubran said the number of IDPs exceeded 120.000 since April 04.

Jubran told reporters Monday that they are trying to find alternatives to the schools that are hosting the IDPs in Tripoli, saying they are working on sending some displaced families to hotels, summer resorts, and kindergartens.

On Sunday, the member of the crisis committee Khalid Masoud said displaced families outside shelter centers reached over 18.000, adding that there are a thousand families in 47 centers.

He explained that the Social Affairs Ministry has been working on lifting up the psychological wellbeing of families and children, vowing to work more on responding to the families' needs.