Islamic Relief has sent 30,000 pounds worth of vital medical aid to the besieged city of Misrata in Libya. The medical supplies were dispatched from the Tunisian port of Sousse.
Misrata is currently under rebel control with all roads into the city cut off by forces loyal to Colonel Gadaffi. This makes delivering humanitarian aid very difficult.
Islamic Relief has been liaising with the Misrata medical committee to find out exactly what is required. We have already been helping refugees leaving Libya and managing the camps on the Tunisia-Libya border on behalf of UNHCR.
Islamic Relief’s Moaathe Enayet in Tunisia said,
“We have been working tirelessly in Tunisia and Libya, this medical aid is a lifeline for those inside Misrata.”
The Medical aid is due to arrive in Misrata in the next few days. Yesterday our shipment of 20,000 pounds worth of baby nappies arrived in Misrata.
In other news Islamic Relief has distributed 3,000 hygiene kites in the Western mountains of Libya, delivered 3000 cans of baby milk to families inside Libya and we are continuing to manage the Camp management of Ras Jdir transitional camp, hosting more than 600 TCNs on a daily basis. Islamic Relief is on the ground providing 600 meals on daily basis to all residents and working on remapping the camp.