Libya After Gaddafi: Fatal Tripoli War Forces Schools, Hospitals Closure

By Ahmed Zayed in Tripoli, Libya.

THE intensified airstrikes and shelling in and around Libya’s capital, Tripoli, has left 11 civilians dead and 40 others injured in recent weeks.

Some 12 health facilities have been forced to close while four others are at risk of closure.

If violence continues, at least 72,000 monthly medical consultations will be stopped in 48 healthcare facilities.

The escalation of fighting has caused the suspension of all public and private schools in some affected municipalities.

Over 210 schools and kindergartens are closed, denying more than 113,000 school-aged students the right to education.

Yacoub El-Hillo, the Humanitarian Coordinator for Libya, disclosed the figures as he condemned the escalating conflict that started in April 2019.

“I am horrified by these senseless indiscriminate attacks on civilian areas and civilian infrastructure that continue to take innocent lives,” El Hillo said

The escalation in hostilities has further hindered the provision of humanitarian services in Abu Salim, Ain Zara, Tajoura and areas adjacent to Mitiga Airport.

Moussa Faki Mahamat, the chairperson of the African Union Commission, also reiterated concern at the deterioration of the situation in the North African country.

Libya has been unstable since the overthrow and murder of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.

The battle for Tripoli follows the Field Marshall Khalifa Haftar-led Libya National Army carrying an onslaught in the city, which is the capital of the internationally recognised government of Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj.

©Zambia Reports 2020.


  1. Jungle unchained

    Thus what we call war!!!

  2. Mpundu

    The American gov

  3. Sosa

    Same as Zambia after Mwanawasa.

  4. Winnipeg Nyirongo

    The murder of Muamamar Gaddafi caused instability in Libya. For Libya to be stabble, the Country should choose someone who can lead Libya the way late Muammar Gaddafi led Libya. Otherwise, this kind of chaos in Libya will continue until further notice. Thanks

  5. Bashikulu Em2a

    Just one nation causing trouble in most countries!But one day of reckoning is coming for that nation

  6. Angoni

    A very good example of what happens when bootlikers of the west like hh are allowed to rule the country, they said Gadafi was a badman like UPND is saying President Lungu. One day Zambians will cry for President Lungu like the Libyians are crying for Gadafi or the way Zambians are missing President Rupiah Banda. Be wise lets not vote for UPND and HH otherwise i will remind you if UPND will win.

  7. lemmy hooks

    I we chi Angoni leave HH alone by the way who is missing Rupiah Banda?

  8. Tell them

    those who support these white pigs called bazungu, have you read, heard or seen what endless damages these americans have caused in these nations( Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan, Yemen and Syria? And you are busy praising that former gay ambassor foote because you need Financial Aid. Poverty & Stupidity are like 1&2. i salute The Government For Kicking Out That White Pig

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