By Libya Herald staff.
Tripoli, 3 February 2015:
The Amal Charitable Association is staging a three-day “Free Market” in Benghazi, beginning tomorrow The market . . .[restrict]will end on Friday with special entertainment show for children.
The event, being held on a school campus in Ras Obida, will offer clothing and other goods for free or at discounted prices to those who have been affected by the fighting in the city.
The market is just one of a series of initiatives Amal has organised in Benghazi since the beginning of Operation Dignity. These have included handing out blankets, medicines and provisions to more than 750 families. Amal has also run forums and festivals and arranged psychological support for traumatised children.
Amal president, Aisha Al-Bornawi complained in an interview with Buwabat Al-Wasat that the government was not meeting the needs of those living in the midst of intense personal crises caused by the fighting . She said that the House of Representatives and Abdullah Al-Thinni’s government have been too focused on political issues and given little regard for the humanitarian tragedies.
Thus, most of Amal’s support, she said, had come from donations from friends and other associations and “good people” who wanted to help. [/restrict]