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UNHCR ramps up response to Libya’s Humanitarian Crisis

UN refugee agency ramps up response as Libya’s humanitarian crisis deepens Conflict, insecurity, political instability and a collapsing economy have contributed to the deteriorating humanitarian crisis in Libya, prompting the United Nations refugee agency to announce plans to step-up its presence and programmes there. Amid the increasing complexity of refugee and migrant movements through and […]

Video: More than 7,000 Migrants Detained in Libya

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Between 7,000 and 8,000 migrants mostly from sub-Saharan Africa are being held in Libyan detention centres after entering the country illegally, an official say.

Germany tops up Funding to UNICEF Libya

The Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development in Germany has announced an additional funding of 6.5 million euro to UNICEF to respond to the needs of children in Libya. Some 30,000 conflict affected and displaced children and their families will benefit from child protection, education, water and sanitation programmes supported by this new donation. This […]

Amnesty Int’l: Epidemic of Militia Abductions in Libya

The continuing rise in abductions at the hands of militias highlights how the absence of the rule of law in Libya is fuelling chaos and lawlessness and leaving civilians in the country living in fear, said Amnesty International today. Kidnappings of civilians by militias, often for ransom, have risen sharply since 2014, particularly in the […]

ICC may Investigate Migrant-Related Crimes in Libya

The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) today told the United Nations Security Council that her Office is considering launching an investigation into alleged migrant-related crimes in Libya, including human trafficking. “My Office continues to collect and analyze information relating to serious and widespread crimes allegedly committed against migrants attempting to transit through Libya,” […]

IOM: 381,463 Migrants in Libya

IOM, the UN Migration Agency, has found that the trip to Libya is reportedly costing more for a larger proportion of migrants from Sudan and Nigeria. In 2016, 60 percent of Nigerian respondents and 41 percent of Sudanese respondents reported paying between USD 1,000 and 5,000 for their journey to Libya. This increased to 71 […]

294,436 Internally Displaced, 196,852 Return Home

IOM Libya DTM Report: 294,436 Internally Displaced, 196,852 Return Home IOM Libya’s latest Displacement Tracking Matrix Mobility Tracking report shows that there are 294,436 IDP individuals residing in 89 baladiyas (municipalities) across the country and 196,852 individuals who have returned to their homes across 30 baladiyas. Data collection for IOM Libya’s eighth Mobility Tracking report, […]

EU should support Local Authorities to deal with Migration

Committee of Regions backs recommendations that EU should support local authorities in Libya to deal with migration-related issues At the 13th meeting of its Commission for Citizenship, Governance, Institutional and External Affairs (CIVEX), the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) gave its preliminary support for an opinion that sets out recommendations on how European regions […]