Pollution Hits Libyan Beaches, Prohibits People From The Sea

Published August 26th, 2021 - 11:36 GMT

Pollution on Tripoli's Mediterranean coast has prohibited people who are traumatized by a long civil-war from finding pleasure and peace beside the sea.

The Libyan Environment Ministry announced on July the closure of a number of beaches along the 30-kilometre (18-mile) Greater Tripoli coastline, despite the roasting summer heat.

According to Abdelbasset al-Miri, the ministry official in charge of monitoring the coast, "The situation is catastrophic."

He added: "We need quick solutions for this problem because it harms the environment just as much as it harms people."

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Pollution at Libya beaches

Libyans spend time at the beach at the capital Tripoli's waterfront, on August 21, 2021. With untreated sewage in the water and rubbish piled on the sand, pollution on Tripoli's Mediterranean coast is denying the war-torn Libyan capital's residents a much-needed escape. (Photo by Mahmud TURKIA / AFP)

Pollution at Libya beaches

Libyans swim in the Mediterranean sea at the capital Tripoli's waterfront, on August 21, 2021. With untreated sewage in the water and rubbish piled on the sand, pollution on Tripoli's Mediterranean coast is denying the war-torn Libyan capital's residents a much-needed escape. (Photo by Mahmud TURKIA / AFP)

Pollution at Libya beaches

A stream of wastewater flows towards the Mediterranean sea at the Libyan capital Tripoli's waterfront, on August 21, 2021. With untreated sewage in the water and rubbish piled on the sand, pollution on Tripoli's Mediterranean coast is denying the war-torn Libyan capital's residents a much-needed escape. (Photo by Mahmud TURKIA / AFP)

Pollution at Libya beaches

Libyans swim in the Mediterranean sea at the capital Tripoli's waterfront, on August 21, 2021. With untreated sewage in the water and rubbish piled on the sand, pollution on Tripoli's Mediterranean coast is denying the war-torn Libyan capital's residents a much-needed escape. (Photo by Mahmud TURKIA / AFP)

Pollution at Libya beaches

Libyans swim in the Mediterranean sea at the capital Tripoli's waterfront, on August 21, 2021. With untreated sewage in the water and rubbish piled on the sand, pollution on Tripoli's Mediterranean coast is denying the war-torn Libyan capital's residents a much-needed escape. (Photo by Mahmud TURKIA / AFP)

Pollution at Libya beaches

Libyans swim in the Mediterranean sea at the capital Tripoli's waterfront, on August 21, 2021. With untreated sewage in the water and rubbish piled on the sand, pollution on Tripoli's Mediterranean coast is denying the war-torn Libyan capital's residents a much-needed escape. (Photo by Mahmud TURKIA / AFP)

Pollution at Libya beaches

Libyans swim in the Mediterranean sea at the capital Tripoli's waterfront, on August 21, 2021. With untreated sewage in the water and rubbish piled on the sand, pollution on Tripoli's Mediterranean coast is denying the war-torn Libyan capital's residents a much-needed escape. (Photo by Mahmud TURKIA / AFP)

Pollution at Libya beaches

Libyans fish in the Mediterranean sea at the capital Tripoli's waterfront, on August 21, 2021. With untreated sewage in the water and rubbish piled on the sand, pollution on Tripoli's Mediterranean coast is denying the war-torn Libyan capital's residents a much-needed escape. (Photo by Mahmud TURKIA / AFP)

Pollution at Libya beaches
Pollution at Libya beaches
Pollution at Libya beaches
Pollution at Libya beaches
Pollution at Libya beaches
Pollution at Libya beaches
Pollution at Libya beaches
Pollution at Libya beaches
Pollution at Libya beaches
Libyans spend time at the beach at the capital Tripoli's waterfront, on August 21, 2021. With untreated sewage in the water and rubbish piled on the sand, pollution on Tripoli's Mediterranean coast is denying the war-torn Libyan capital's residents a much-needed escape. (Photo by Mahmud TURKIA / AFP)
Pollution at Libya beaches
Libyans swim in the Mediterranean sea at the capital Tripoli's waterfront, on August 21, 2021. With untreated sewage in the water and rubbish piled on the sand, pollution on Tripoli's Mediterranean coast is denying the war-torn Libyan capital's residents a much-needed escape. (Photo by Mahmud TURKIA / AFP)
Pollution at Libya beaches
A stream of wastewater flows towards the Mediterranean sea at the Libyan capital Tripoli's waterfront, on August 21, 2021. With untreated sewage in the water and rubbish piled on the sand, pollution on Tripoli's Mediterranean coast is denying the war-torn Libyan capital's residents a much-needed escape. (Photo by Mahmud TURKIA / AFP)
Pollution at Libya beaches
Libyans swim in the Mediterranean sea at the capital Tripoli's waterfront, on August 21, 2021. With untreated sewage in the water and rubbish piled on the sand, pollution on Tripoli's Mediterranean coast is denying the war-torn Libyan capital's residents a much-needed escape. (Photo by Mahmud TURKIA / AFP)
Pollution at Libya beaches
Libyans swim in the Mediterranean sea at the capital Tripoli's waterfront, on August 21, 2021. With untreated sewage in the water and rubbish piled on the sand, pollution on Tripoli's Mediterranean coast is denying the war-torn Libyan capital's residents a much-needed escape. (Photo by Mahmud TURKIA / AFP)
Pollution at Libya beaches
Libyans swim in the Mediterranean sea at the capital Tripoli's waterfront, on August 21, 2021. With untreated sewage in the water and rubbish piled on the sand, pollution on Tripoli's Mediterranean coast is denying the war-torn Libyan capital's residents a much-needed escape. (Photo by Mahmud TURKIA / AFP)
Pollution at Libya beaches
Libyans swim in the Mediterranean sea at the capital Tripoli's waterfront, on August 21, 2021. With untreated sewage in the water and rubbish piled on the sand, pollution on Tripoli's Mediterranean coast is denying the war-torn Libyan capital's residents a much-needed escape. (Photo by Mahmud TURKIA / AFP)
Pollution at Libya beaches
Libyans fish in the Mediterranean sea at the capital Tripoli's waterfront, on August 21, 2021. With untreated sewage in the water and rubbish piled on the sand, pollution on Tripoli's Mediterranean coast is denying the war-torn Libyan capital's residents a much-needed escape. (Photo by Mahmud TURKIA / AFP)