Tag Archives | humanitarian assistance

UNHCR Flash Update Libya (16 – 23 March 2018)

Key figures: 165,478 Libyans currently internally displaced (IDPs)1 341,534 returned IDPs (returns registered in 2016 – 2017)1 48,485 registered refugees and asylumseekers in the State of Libya2 6,163 persons arrived in Italy by sea in 20183 305 monitoring visits to detention centres so far in 2018 983 asylum-seekers and refugees released from detention so far […]

UNHCR increasingly Concerned over Tawergha IDPs

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is concerned at the plight of several hundred Libyan families prevented by armed groups from returning to their homes in the city of Tawergha and now stranded in difficult conditions. The Tawergha community been displaced since 2011, when the 40,000 inhabitants of the city were forced to leave. Since then, […]

378,000 Children in need of Life-Saving Assistance

After seven years of conflict, the humanitarian situation in Libya continues to deteriorate with 378,000 children in need of life-saving assistance and protection throughout 2018. “2018 is a pivotal year for Libya, especially for children,” said Abdel-Rahman Ghandour, UNICEF Special Representative to Libya. “This is why at UNICEF, we are appealing for $US 20 million to […]

$313m Funding Appeal for Humanitarian Needs in Libya

The UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Libya, Ms. Maria Ribeiro launched the Humanitarian Response Plan 2018 for Libya, to support the humanitarian needs of 940,000 people living in the country. The event was co-chaired by H.E. Fayez al-Sarraj, President of the Presidency Council, and Dr. Ghassan Salame, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the […]

Video: Thousands of Trapped Nigerians Return Home

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Nigeria is in the process of flying thousands of its citizens home from Libya. Large numbers of Nigerians are trapped in Libya, where they were trying to cross to Italy by sea, but were […]

Max Air wins Contract to Evacuate Nigerians from Libya

By John Lee. Nigeria’s Max Air has reportedly signed an agreement with the Nigerian National Emergency Management Agency to evacuate 3,184 of the 5,037 Nigerians expected to return from Libya. The company is expected to operate six flights using its Boeing 747-400 aircraft. (Sources: The Eagle Online, Daily Trust)

36,000 Child Migrants in Libya in Need of Assistance

36,000 migrant children are in need of assistance in Libya, figures revealed today on International Migrants Day show. Out of an estimated 400,000 migrants, nine per cent are children and, shockingly, more than 14,000 children are also unaccompanied. This year nearly 15,000 unaccompanied children have reached Italy by sea travelling across the perilous Central Mediterranean […]

UNHCR seeking 1,300 places for Refugees in Libya

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, launched today an urgent appeal calling for 1,300 resettlement places to be made available by the end of March 2018 for highly vulnerable refugees stranded in Libya. “This is a desperate call for solidarity and humanity. We need to get extremely vulnerable refugees out of Libya as soon as possible,” […]