UN exploring ways to get back in Tripoli

After it evacuated 12 international staffers in Tripoli due to unrest in parts of the city, the UN is exploring ways to get back into the Libyan capital.

Updated: May 03, 2011, 10:47 AM IST

United Nations: After it evacuated 12
international staffers in Tripoli due to unrest in parts of
the city, the UN is exploring ways to get back into the Libyan
capital.
"The UN is exploring ways to re-enter the Libyan capital
as soon as possible," UN spokesperson Martin Nesirky has said.

Nesirky said humanitarian work is continuing, with the
redeployed staff from Tripoli supporting operations in western
Libya from Tunisia. The UN national staff remained in Tripoli.

There are also international staffers in the rebel-held
town of Benghazi.

After it emerged that Muammar Gaddafi`s youngest son Saif
al-Arab and three of his grandchildren had been killed in a
NATO air strike, the UN compound reportedly was attacked by a
mob, but none of the staff were hurt.
The residences of British and Italian were also burnt.

The office for the Coordination of Humanitarian
Affairs said that more than 665,000 people have now fled
strife-torn Libya.

PTI