VOICES FROM THE FIELDTHE IRC BLOG
Quoted: "Grave" violations of humanitarian law in Libya
March 23, 2011 by The IRC
|The remains of a settlement of foreign workers who fled across the Libyan- Tunisian border to escape violence in Libya. Nearly all of the 300,000 people who have crossed into neighboring countries since the Libyan crisis erupted last month are foreign workers and have been repatriated. Photo: Chris de Bode/SV|
“As coalition airstrikes continue, little is known about the humanitarian situation in Libya, although there are many reports that civilians are being used as human shields. With fighting intensifying in densely populated areas, we are concerned about the increasing loss of lives, a rapidly deteriorating humanitarian situation and grave violations of international humanitarian law.”
- Gillian Dunn, the International Rescue Committee’s director for emergency response in a story posted today on our Rescue.org Web site.