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Hard cash required for Libyan aid effort


Libya faces a humanitarian crisis as food supply lines have broken down due to heavy fighting despite the efforts of the international coalition.

Mahmoud Shammam, spokesperson of Libyan transition council says arms are still getting to Gadaffi:

“Gadaffi is still getting weapons. It is certain that 500 vehicles carrying weapons arrived from Algeria, yesterday. The coast from Eastern Europe is wide open and he is buying the latest weapons. Russian made T9 and T2 tanks, which are being used against Misrata.”

Aid agencies are having difficulty reaching civilians in Benghazi and Misrata.

Panos Moumtzis is the United Nations humanitarian coordinator in Libya:

“The UN have issued an appeal, unfortunately this appeal for the moment is only founded at 40%, I really like to urge all the governments to provide financial support to be able for us we are able to provide assistance”.

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