Libyan embassy asks Dutch for medical help

22nd March 2011, Comments 0 comments

The Libyan embassy has urgently requested help from the Netherlands for aid. Vice-ambassador Ahmed M. al Tabouli says there is a huge shortage of medical help and food.

Earlier today, the vice-ambassador officially renounced support for Muammar Gaddafi's regime. Two weeks ago, the embassy allowed the Libyan Human Rights League to replace the green flag Gaddafi introduced in 1977 by the red-black-green flag symbolising the revolt. Mr al Tabouli has declined to give further comment on the situation in his country. He has urged the Dutch government to help in cities under attack from Gaddafi's troops.

Doctors in Libya are unable to help all the wounded. Some injuries are so severe that doctors do not have the medical know-how or equipment to treat patients. The embassy has a list of medical supplies sent from Benghazi.

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