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Europe’s “Shameful Failure” to end Torture of Refugees in Libya

From Amnesty International: Europe’s shameful failure to end the torture and abuse of refugees and migrants in Libya Farah, a young man from Somalia, his wife and newborn daughter had been at sea for 12 hours when the Libyan coastguard intercepted their dinghy. The couple had fled Libya after enduring several months of torture in […]

EU supports Women’s Participation in Local Govt

By John Lee. With the support of the European Union, the International Development Centre for Innovative Local Governance (CILG VNG International) organised in Tunis, Tunisia, a round table entitled “Women and Local Development in Libya and Tunisia: Participation, Leadership and Empowerment” in the presence of female mayors, elected female Libyan and Tunisian officials, International Civil […]

Women’s Training Centre opens in Hay al-Andalus

Women’s Training Centre opens in Hay al-Andalus with European Union and German support On Wednesday, Mr. Alan Bugeja, the European Union Ambassador to Libya, Mr. Oliver Owcza, the German Ambassador to Libya, Dr. Milad al-Taher, the Minister of Local Governance, and the Mayor of Hay al-Andalus, Mr. Mohammad Ftaisi, inaugurated the Women’s Training and Development […]

Atia Kaseh Hospital is Operative again

As part of the European Union (EU) funded ‘Strengthening Local Capacities for Resilience and Recovery ‘project, the Ministry of Local Governance (MoLG) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) handed over to alKufra Municipality the fully renovated Atia Kaseh General Hospital. The medical center was damaged by the various conflicts that the city witnessed in […]

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 […]

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. […]

EU Statement on the Resumed Fighting in Tripoli

Statement by the Spokesperson on the resumed fighting in Tripoli The resumed fighting in Tripoli is a worrying breach of the ceasefire brokered by the UN in September and of the subsequent security arrangements. We extend condolences to the families of the victims and wish a speedy recovery to the injured. We call on everyone […]