The Malta Red Cross said it had delivered over 1,000 tonnes of humanitarian aid to Libya, with 177 pallets of water being shipped to Tripoli on Thursday.

This is Red Cross’s fourth humanitarian mission to Libya since the revolution broke out in February.

Malta Red Cross disaster manager John Micallef Moreno said water was particularly scarce due to rumours that the supply was contaminated, meaning Libyans had to rely on the goodwill of organisations to meet the high demand for potable water.

The stock delivered on Thursday was donated by the Civil Protection Department and the German Embassy to Malta.

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