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Reference : V-F-CR-F-01597-N
Date : 06/09/2016
Title : Libya : upsurge in fighting displaces thousands
Duration : 00:02:44
Director : FELL, Nicola Eva
Cameraman : various
Editor : MOUCHET, Louis
Person appearing :
LORENZ, Katja Elena (head of delegation, ICRC)
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Production company : ICRC
ICRC producer :
FELL, Nicola Eva
Production reference : AV483N
Description : Five years since the Libyan revolution which ousted Colonel Gadhafi from power, bullets are still flying. The situation is getting worse as fighting intensifies, pushing people out of their homes.
Crime and kidnapping are on the rise and in some cities people live in constant fear of the shelling and other attacks that continue to hit residential areas and health facilities leaving many dead or wounded.
Tens of thousands of displaced families still have no prospect of returning home. Most are renting houses, staying with host families or living in public buildings.
But for those with no alternative, the option of last resort is to go into a camp, where the conditions are appalling.
240km southeast of Misrata, in Jufra camp in central Libya, 1,200 people (200 families) live without decent shelter, water or sanitation. Most of the families have been here for months and given up hope.
According to the UN, more than 400,000 people are internally displaced and some 2.4 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance. Many regions face fuel shortages and cuts in power and water supply. It is becoming increasingly difficult to obtain health care.
Since the beginning of the year, ICRC has stepped up its aid response, providing food and essential household items to those affected by the fighting across the country.
Over the past five months, the ICRC has provided mattresses, blankets and kitchen sets to more than 33,400 people and food to 18,500 people. Its teams have also supplied war wounded kits to hospitals to help 2,500 people injured in the fighting, as well as trained local doctors in war surgery.
ICRC is the largest international humanitarian organisation active in Libya. More than 100 staff are working out of offices in Tripoli, Benghazi, Misrata and Sabha. They work closely with the Libyan Red Crescent supporting those in need.
Original language : International soundtrack
English title : Libya : upsurge in fighting displaces thousands
Colour/B&W : colour
Resolution : 1920 x 1080
Aspect ratio : 16/9
Original material/format : ProRes 422
Best material/format available : ProRes 422