In a statement, the UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon “notes that civilians are bearing the brunt of the violence, and calls for an immediate halt to the government’s disproportionate use of force and indiscriminate attacks on civilian targets. He stresses that those who violate international humanitarian law or commit grave crimes must be held accountable.”
Jordan’s former foreign minister, Abdelilah Al-Khatib, now special envoy to Libya is “to undertake urgent consultations with the authorities in Tripoli and in the region on the immediate humanitarian situation,” the statement said.
Libyan foreign minister Musa Kusa has agreed to accept an immediate dispatch of humanitarian assessment in Tripoli. The UN has also asked for immediate access to Misrata.
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