UN warns Libya is on verge of civil war

UN warns Libya is on verge of civil war

New York (Web Desk): The United Nations has warned that Libya is on the verge of civil war that could lead to permanent division.

In a briefing to the Security Council, the UN Secretary-General's special representative for Libya Ghassan Salam said the damage already done will take years to mend, and it is possible if the war is ended now.

He said humanitarian actors estimate that over one hundred thousand people including women and children have trapped in front-line areas, while over four hundred thousand people are directly affecting due to the clashes.

Meanwhile, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres expressed the need for unity of the Security Council on the issue of Libya.