By Libya Herald staff.
Tripoli, 26 November 2014:
The authorities in Tobruk say they are going to give LD 500 to every displaced family . . .[restrict]sheltering in the town.
The Director of Media and Public Relations for the Municipality of Tobruk, Salah Mayouf, told a local news agency that the municipality had decided to provide the financial aid to all families that register with it and can provide documentary proof that they are genuine refugees.
Tobruk, he said, has taken in people fleeing from towns all over Libya where armed clashes have been taking place. Refugees had come in particular from Derna and Benghazi. He said that there are more than 1,500 displaced families now staying in Tobruk.
The town has set aside a budget of LD 609,000. If the conservative estimate for the number of refugees is accurate, the municipality will have to find an extra LD 60,000. The money he said is being provided by the Ministry of Social Affairs in Beida.