Nightmarish Detention for Migrants, Asylum Seekers

European Union policies contribute to a cycle of extreme abuse against migrants in Libya, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a report released on Monday. The EU and Italy’s support for the Libyan Coast Guard contributes significantly to the interception of migrants and asylum seekers and their subsequent detention in arbitrary, abusive detention in Libya. […]

UNHCR Update Libya (12 – 18 January 2019)

Key figures: 187,423 Libyans currently internally displaced (IDPs) 403,978 returned IDPs (returns registered in 2016 – April 2018) 56,204 registered refugees and asylumseekers in the State of Libya 23,370 overall persons arrived in Italy3 1,382 monitoring visits to detention centres in 2018 and 2019 2,709 asylum-seekers and refugees released from detention in 2018 2,863 vulnerable […]

Govt, Central Bank “Fail to Agree 2019 Budget”

By John Lee. The Government of National Accord (GNA) and the Central Bank of Libya (CBL) have reportedly failed to agree a national budget for 2019. A report from Reuters cites sources familiar with the talks as saying that due to a row over spending priorities, the wrangling could go on until March. The disagreement is […]

Weekly Security Report from Whispering Bell

Advertising Feature Whispering Bell produces a 7-10 page report that covers the past week of political, security, and economic events that occurred within Libya, comprehensive data/risk collection, maps for country-wide security events, and includes forward-looking analysis on the political and security situation over the coming weeks. Please click here to download an edited version of […]

Latest Oil Tenders

By John Lee. The National Oil Corporation (NOC) has advertised new tenders: Travel services, Operation and Maintenance Services, Mellitah Oil & Gas Production separators at Nafoora field project , Arabian Gulf Oil Company (AGOCO) Water disposal and injection system for the Sarir oil field, Arabian Gulf Oil Company (AGOCO) Construction of field accommodation blocks at […]

New Career Opportunities in Libya

By John Lee. The following career opportunities in Libya have been recently advertised: ICLA Legal Officer – Education, Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) Chief Security Officer, UNSMIL – United Nations Support Mission in Libya Requisitions Assistant, UNSMIL – United Nations Support Mission in Libya Country Director, International Medical Corps Deputy Chief of Party, Creative Associates International (Source: […]

NOC, French Ambassador discuss Oil Security

National Oil Corporation (NOC) chairman, Mustafa Sanalla, received Her Excellency Béatrice le Fraper du Hellen, French Ambassador to Libya, and an accompanying delegation, on January 17, 2019, at NOC’s Tripoli headquarters to discuss the importance of oil sector stability and non-interference in NOC operations. Parties discussed areas of joint cooperation and the enhancement of commercial […]