Tag Archives | Eritrea

159 Eritrean Asylum-Seekers get access to Safety

UNHCR, the UN Refugee agency, evacuated yesterday 159 Eritrean asylum-seekers from Tripoli airport to the Emergency Transit Mechanism (ETM) in Niamey, continuing its commitment to offer protection to the most vulnerable. Released from different detention centres across the country, most of them extremely overcrowded and lacking basic standards, asylum-seekers were transported to UNHCR’s Gathering and […]

Libya Falls in Ease of Doing Business Index

By John Lee. Libya has been ranked 186th out of 190 countries in the World Bank‘s recent Doing Business 2019 report, down from 185th place the previous year. Top of the list were New Zealand, Singapore and Denmark, with last place going to Somalia, just behind Eritrea and Venezuela. Iran ranked 128th, with Iraq 171st. Doing […]

Libya Rises (Slightly) in Ease of Doing Business Index

By John Lee. Libya has been ranked 185th out of 190 countries in the World Bank‘s recent Doing Business 2018 report, up from 188th place the previous year. Top of the list were New Zealand, Singapore and Denmark, with last place going to Somalia, just behind Eritrea and Venezuela. Iraq ranked 168th, with Iran 124th. Doing Business […]

Libya Again Ranks Second Last …

By John Lee. Libya has again been ranked in second-last place out of 189 countries in the World Bank‘s recent Doing Business 2016 report. Top of the list were Singapore, New Zealand and Denmark, with last place going to Eritrea, just behind Libya and South Sudan. The pace of business regulatory reforms picked up during […]

UNHCR and Partners Help Migrants

As Europe responds to the problem of dangerous mixed migration flows across the Mediterranean, the UN refugee agency and its partners have been assisting hundreds of people in Libya rescued at sea or intercepted by the coastguard. UNHCR has been able to help some of the 1,242 people picked up in Libyan waters and mostly […]