U.N. PROVIDES AID TO INTERNALLY DISPLACED FROM LIBYA’S TAWERGHA

TRIPOLI, Libya, The International Organisation for Migration (IOM), provided essential aid, to the internally displaced from Libya's Tawergha, in the capital, Tripoli, one week after they were forcefully evicted from their camp by gunmen.

Last week, gunmen stormed Tawerghan displaced people's camp in Tripoli, kidnapped dozens of men, and forcefully evicted their families, according to the Association of the Families of Martyrs, Missing Persons, Detainees and Victims of Tawergha.

The UN Support Mission in Libya, condemned eviction of the Tawerghans, calling on the Libyan authorities to "provide shelter and protection for the evicted displaced, save those arbitrarily detained, and bring those suspected of having committed crimes to justice without delay."

During the 2011 uprising, some residents of Tawergha, allied with the forces of former Libyan leader, Muammar Gaddafi, against the rebels in the nearby Misurata City. They fled to other cities in Libya, after Gaddafi's government was toppled.

The return of Tawerghans, which was scheduled on Feb 1, was halted after armed groups from Misurata denied them entrance.

Earlier in Jun, Misurata and Tawergha, only 40 km apart, signed a peace treaty, which allows nearly 40,000 Tawerghans to return home, after seven years of displacement.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK