The situation in Libya and several Middle Eastern countries warrants international attention and humanitarian and emergency assistance, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, or IFRC, said in a statement.
IFRC said it is preparing to send an envoy to the region to assess the needs of national Red Crescent societies there. The organization said it has been supporting national Red Crescent groups but now sees a need for international intervention.
The organization is also sending an international delegate to Tunisia’s border with Libya to help the Red Crescent team there.
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