By Libya Herald correspondent.
Tobruk, 12 July 2015:
The head of Tobruk Municipal Council’s committee for the displaced has criticised the Beida government for . . .[restrict]its lack of financial support for housing internally displaced people (IDPs) in the town.
Following a meeting on Thursday at the council headquarters with 47 IDP families – from Tripoli, Benghazi and Derna – Muftah Al-Ameed complained that the government had not supported the council or stood by the families in their difficult circumstances, and especially during Ramadan.
The Prime Minister’s Office, he said, had signed contracts with private landlords in October 2014 to house them in Tobruk, but had stopped payments in June, forcing them to find the money.
Earlier this year the government announced that as of 30 June it would no longer pay the costs of housing the IDPs. A meeting in May in Tobruk to try and resolve the issue ended without any decision.
According to Al-Ameed, the situation was now urgent. [/restrict]