ICRC to open an office in Tripoli

The Geneva-based International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has reached an agreement with Libyan authortities to open an office in Tripoli.

This content was published on April 11, 2011 - 21:43 and agencies

The ICRC is already present in the east of the war-stricken country which is controlled by anti-government forces.

A spokesman for the ICRC said the organisation planned to send a team to besieged Misrata as soon as possible. 

"The prime minister (of Libya) has agreed that the ICRC open an office in Tripoli," the spokesman said at a press conference in Tripoli. “It is not before time that a neutral humanitarian organisation is present here.”

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