“People live in fear:” A clinic on the frontlines of Libya’s war - Libya - News Summed Up

“People live in fear:” A clinic on the frontlines of Libya’s war - Libya


Everything starts to shake around us, so we had to close [the clinic] and run out of fear. We live in fear, not knowing when a shell could fall on us all.”Dr. Wijdan Sabri works at Khaled Ben Al-Walid primary healthcare center in the Abu Salim municipality of Tripoli in Libya. Located less than two kilometers from Tripoli’s southern frontlines, Abu Salim has been hard-hit by the current fighting in Tripoli. Remaining facilities such as Khaled Ben Al-Walid have been forced to crank up their response, despite the lack of supplies and equipment. For Khaled Ben Al-Walid, one of the few designated referral health facilities for suspected COVID-19 cases, the pandemic has only added to a debilitating cycle of never-ending needs and increasingly limited resources.


Source: Libya Today May 21, 2020 14:37 UTC



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