As democratic protests in Libya continue to face widespread violence, including air attack, Egypt’s transitional military government is attempting to provide some humanitarian aid to those fleeing the fighting. Reuters is reporting that:
Egypt’s army has set up two field hospitals and also camps to receive Egyptians on the border with Libya, the army said on a website on Monday, after increasingly bloody battles between Libyan security forces and protests. Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi was under increasing pressure to hang on to power on Monday when anti-government protests against his 41-year rule struck the capital Tripoli after days of violence in the east.
There are few details available on these field hospitals, but they are likely the same ones that were setup in Bagram in 2003.
Christopher R. Albon is a political science Ph.D. specializing in armed conflict, public health, human security, and health diplomacy.