Tag Archives | internally displaced persons (IDP)

Video: Returnees count Cost of Destruction in Tawergha

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Returning home after seven years in a camp for displaced people, Libyans from the town of Tawergha struggle to eke out a living in their vandalized land and properties. After being chased away by militia […]

UN Condemns Forced Eviction of Tawergha IDPs

The UN in Libya strongly condemns the forced eviction of displaced Tawerghan families from Tariq al-Matar Camp early this morning, leaving them homeless for a second time in seven years. “Entering an IDP camp while people are sleeping, demolishing homes and forcing people to flee, rendering them homeless, violates their dignity and their right to […]

Video: IDPs Running out of Time and Resources

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Fighting in the Libyan city of Benghazi has displaced hundreds of families who have come to rely on the government, UN and NGO support. But now that support has starting to fade and IDPs […]

Libya Migration Working Group convenes in Tripoli

Libya Migration Working Group Convenes in Tripoli for third time The Libyan Ministry of Foreign Affairs and IOM, the UN Migration Agency co-chaired the third Migration Working Group meeting in Tripoli. During the meeting, held on 25 April, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, participants heard the national identified priorities for international assistance in the […]

Families of Missing Persons: Between Hope and Despair

Families of missing in Libya continue to suffer after many years hoping to know about the fate of their beloved ones. “I miss my son’s smile, his voice and his presence in the house,” says one of the participants at the two-day workshop organized by the United Nation Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations […]

UN assists more than 8,500 Displaced Women in Libya

UNFPA and UNHCR assist more than 8,500 displaced women across Libya In order to respond to the growing needs of vulnerable displaced women across Libya, UNHCR and UNFPA, with the support of German funding, are currently distributing 8,517 dignity and hygiene kits in 16 different locations in the areas of Tripoli, Misrata, Sabha, Nafusa Mountains, […]

Concrete steps to implement Tawergha Misrata Agreement

Reconciliation Technical Committee identifies concrete steps to implement Tawergha Misrata Agreement; UN to play central role The Technical Committee of the “Towards National Reconciliation in Libya” project met this week with the Special Representative of the UN Secretary General Ghassan Salamé (pictured) and the State Minister for IDP Affairs Youssef Jalala to discuss the safe […]

WFP provides Emergency Food to Families Stranded in Desert

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has provided vital food assistance to nearly 3,000 displaced people stranded in the harsh Libyan desert as they struggle to return to their hometown of Tawergha, in Western Libya. Many Tawarghan families, displaced by internal conflict since 2011, have been trying to go home. But in early February, […]