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Libya's unity govt signs humanitarian accord in Rome

Libya's unity govt signs humanitarian accord in Rome

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Libya’s UN backed unity government is keen on restoring peace and stability in the country. The latest effort is in the form of a humanitarian agreement that was signed on Saturday, in Rome.

The new accord brings together representatives from different ethnic and political groups from the southern part of the country and was overseen by the Catholic Community of Sant’Egidio.

The vast desert region near the border of Algeria, Niger and Chad, in southern part of Libya escapes the authority of Tripoli, even after most of the political and military leaders have pledged allegiance to the Government of the National Unity, led by Fayez al-Sarraj.

According to a statement, the agreement will include the services of the Italian ministry of cooperation which is already providing assistance in the main cities along Libya’s coast and also those of the International Red Cross and other Non-Governmental Organizations.

Since the fall of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, Libya has been engulfed in chaos which has allowed jihadists and people smugglers to flourish.

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