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UN chief says to give humanitarian aid in Tripoli

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Posted: Apr 18, 2011 5:14 AM
UN chief says to give humanitarian aid in Tripoli

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says the organization has reached an agreement with the Libyan government to provide humanitarian aid in the country's capital.

Ban said Monday during a visit to Hungary that the deal to establish a "humanitarian presence" in Tripoli was completed Sunday by his special envoy to Libya and Valerie Amos, the U.N. humanitarian chief.

Ban said the U.N. already is providing aid in the rebel stronghold of Benghazi. He said the basic needs of tens of thousands of people in Libya are not being met.


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