Libya Faces Steep Humanitarian Challenges

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Rebels and their supporters celebrate outside Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's heavily damaged Bab al-Azizya compound in the centre of Tripoli on August 24, 2011. (FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images/Getty)

The manhunt for Moammar Gadhafi continues and Libyan rebels continue to clash with loyalist forces. Libyan rebels are offering a $2 million bounty for Moammar Gadhafi, as they move to take full control of Libya. But remember why the US and NATO went into Libya. The mandate was humanitarian; the goal to protect Libyan civilians. They couldn't have reached this point, without aid from the U.S. and NATO, whose forces were originally in Libya for humanitarian purposes, to protect civilians. Is their situation the same now?

We're speaking with Roshan Khadivi who is a member of UNICEF's Libya response team. 

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