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More than half a million Children in Libya need Humanitarian Assistance

Statement from UNICEF Regional Director, Geert Cappelaere, following his first visit to the country: “Six years since the crisis began in Libya, over 550,000 children need assistance because of political instability, on-going conflict, displacement, and economic collapse. Heavy violence in some parts of the country has forced families to flee their homes. More than 80,000 […]

Libya Remains Top Priority for UN Migration Agency

The UN Migration Agency’s Director General William Lacy Swing returned to Tripoli earlier this week (1-3/08), where he reiterated that Libya remains the International Organization for Migration’s top priority. In what was his second visit to Libya this year, Director General Swing along with Vincent Houver, IOM Deputy Director of the Department of Operations and […]

WFP welcomes Emergency Food Assistance from Italy

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a contribution of €1 million (US$1.16 million) from the Government of Italy that will provide food assistance to tens of thousands of Libyans affected by the ongoing conflict since 2011. Wagdi Othman, WFP Libya Country Director, said: “We thank Italy for this generous contribution to WFP’s […]

Video: France to set up Refugee Registration Centres in Libya

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. French President Emmanuel Macron has unveiled plans to set up registration centres in Libya. This is reportedly to help stem an influx of migrants and refugees heading to Europe. Al Jazeera’s Brandice Alexander reports:

EU gives €46m to support Border Management in Libya

EU adopts €46 million programme to support integrated migration and border management in Libya The EU Trust Fund for Africa has adopted a programme worth €46 million to reinforce the integrated migration and border management capacities of the Libyan authorities. The new actions respond to the measures proposed under an action plan to address migratory […]

EU Naval Mission in Mediterranean Extended to end-2018

The European Union has extended the mandate of its naval operation in the Mediterranean – known as EUNAVFOR MED Operation Sophia – until 31 December 2018. The operation aims at disrupting the business model of migrant smugglers and human traffickers in the Southern Central Mediterranean. The operation also has two supporting tasks: training the Libyan […]

Bridging the Gap in Victim Assistance in Libya

On 27 and 28 July, Libyan authorities and civil society organisations, UN entities and other stakeholders have gathered to discuss gaps and opportunities in victim assistance (VA) during the Workshop on Victim Assistance in the Context of Landmines, Cluster Munitions and Other Explosive Remnants of War in Libya. The initiative is co-organized by the United […]