Humanitarian impact sanctions and NATO intervention has had on the Libyan population – The Red Cross

There are significant shortages of vaccines, medicines and other medical items in hospitals and health-care centres. Libya is highly dependent on the import of medical supplies, 95 per cent of which were imported into the country before the crisis. Owing to the effects of financial sanctions (such as the departure of foreign companies and staff), the import of these supplies has been severely curtailed. We fear that, in a few more weeks, most medicines and other medical items will be in seriously short supply.

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