Thousands of Refugees Stranded in Misrata

ICRC expressed its concern over the situation in Misrata where six to seven thousand foreign migrants and refugees are stranded and living in the open. The city is completely surround by Gaddafi forces.  An ICRC delegation was able to enter the city over the weekend to deliver humanitarian supplies.

“Michael Mann, spokesperson for EU foreign policy Chief Catherine Ashton, said [last week before the ICRC delegation arrived in Misrata] that a decision adopted on 1 April allowed the EU to use military equipment for a humanitarian operation [to evacuate civilians] in a situation such the one in Misrata.  ‘We can launch this as soon as we receive a request from OCHA,’ the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Aid, Mann said.”

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