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Libya Gains one place in Transparency Ranking

By John Lee. Transparency International has said that Libya’s ranking has risen one place its global Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI). From a total of 180 countries, Libya came in at number 170; last year’s position was 171 out of 180 countries. This result puts it on equal ranking with Burundi, behind countries such as Iraq […]

130 Refugees Evacuated from Libya

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, evacuated 130 people out of Libya last week, marking the first evacuations to Niger in 2019. The individuals evacuated had been detained in very dire conditions, and for months on end. UNHCR advocated for them to be released, and transferred them to the Gathering and Departure Facility in Tripoli, which […]

EU Ambassador in Tripoli visits Ministry of the Interior

The representative of the Ministry of the Interior for Illegal Immigration, Mohammed Al-Shaibani, recently received the Ambassador of the European Union to Libya, in the presence of the director of the branches of the illegal immigration agency. During the meeting, which was held at the headquarters of the ministry in Tripoli, the Ambassador discussed among […]

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 […]

Libya-Niger Resettlement Update

Persons of Concern to UNHCR in Libya As of 28 January 2019, a total of 56,756 asylum seekers and refugees are registered with UNHCR in Libya. A total of 3,906 individuals have been identified by UNHCR and its partners to be currently in one of the accessible Libyan detention centres. Evacuation from Libya Since the […]

3F Continues De-Mining work in Tawergha

The Free Fields Foundation (3F), with support from the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS), has said it will continue its work in the Tawergha community in 2019 by conducting risk education and explosive ordnance disposal to enable the safe return of IDPs. 3F is a neutral, humanitarian mine action organization based in Tripoli, that […]

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 […]