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OCHA: Libya ranked 4th globally in number of attacks against health infrastructure

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said Libya had ranked fourth highest number of attacks against health infrastructure in the world after 32 attacks were reported in 2020.

OCHA said the total number of attacks against health infrastructure in Libya reached 32 for 2020 by the end of November, adding that these attacks put further pressure on the already struggling health system.

OCHA also explained that Libya is ranked fourth globally for the number of recorded attacks against health facilities and personnel in 2020. 

At a time when we need to focus efforts on combatting COVID-19, the continued closure of primary health care facilities due to shortages of health care workers, power cuts and lack of personal protective equipment affects not just the ability to effectively combat the virus but also for people to continue to access other essential health services.

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