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Libya asks to be labelled top health emergency by WHO

Libya Wednesday asked the World Health Organization to raise the emergency level in the country to the highest category, saying it would help mobilize resources for people in need.

There are currently five crises that WHO has classified as "level-three" health emergencies: Iraq, Sudan, Syria, Yemen and the parts of west Africa hit hardest by Ebola.

In principle, the classification calls for maximum medical personnel and supplies in to be sent to the crisis zone.

"We are asking the WHO today to raise the emergency level for the health system in Libya to the highest possible level," the country's health minister Reida El Oakley told reporters in Geneva.

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