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Responding to crisis: With sanctions imposed on regime, UN steps up aid for Libyan people
28 Feb 2011 -  Faced with an exodus of refugees from Libya amid reported violence by President Muammar Al-Qadhafi’s loyalists, potential food and medical shortages and growing insecurity, the United Nations is ramping up aid efforts within the country, along the borders and inside its neighbours. The Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Valerie Amos, announced today that the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), which she heads, is rapidly deploying a team to Cairo to reinforce the UN Resident Coordinator in Tripoli, Libya’s capital, and put in place immediately coordination mechanisms. Full story: http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=37642&Cr=libya&Cr1=