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Libya: Red Cross Ship Reaches Misrata

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The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is extending its activities to western Libya, as a ship with medical supplies docked in the besieged town of Misrata.

The Geneva-based organisation added on Saturday that its aid workers were on the way to Zawiyah, 60 kilometres west of the Libyan capital Tripoli.

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Libya

“We are sending the ship to support Misrata’s main hospital, by delivering enough medical supplies to treat 300 patients with weapon injuries on the spot,” Jean-Michel Monod, head of the ICRC team now in Tripoli, said in a statement.

The breakthrough came more than a week after the independent humanitarian agency began negotiations with Libyan government officials on access to western areas under its control.

The ICRC is already deployed in rebel-held eastern territory, mainly in the cities of Benghazi and Tobruk.

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