Several peaceful efforts to rescue these families and evacuate them from areas of armed conflict have failed due to the refusal of Haftar’s forces to guarantee safe corridor for the evacuation. As a result, the families of Ganfouda are at a great risk with each day that passes by and the condition they remain captive within is a humanitarian disaster.

There has been a local attempt to evacuate the families by sea. I local advocate arranged for a boat to approach Ganfouda, however, Haftar’s forces attacked the boat and drowned it with its crew.