United Nations Call For Pause in Libyan Conflict for Humanitarian Aid

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

A United Nations Security Council Resolution sanctioned military intervention in Libya to safeguard civilians from attacks led by Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. But now reports of cluster bombs, sea and land mines, and deaths from aerial bombing has the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs concerned that the toll on civilians might be too great. The agency has called for a weapons' pause to allow humanitarian supplies and investigators safely into the country.

Stephanie Bunker, spokesperson for the UN's Office of the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs explains.


Stephanie Bunker

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Kateri A. Jochum

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