Tag Archives | internally displaced persons (IDP)

UNHCR Update Libya (7 October 2019)

Highlights The Gathering and Departure Facility (GDF) currently hosts 907 individuals. The next evacuation from the GDF to the Emergency Transit Mechanism (ETM) in Rwanda is scheduled planned for next week. UNHCR continues to call on the international community to provide additional solutions in third safe countries for refugees stranded in Libya. On 2 October, […]

Europe “must act now to end Preventable Deaths in Libya”

From MSF: Europe must act now to end preventable deaths in Libya and at sea On 25 July, tragedy once again hit the Mediterranean. An estimated 150 people drowned whilst fleeing Libya. It brings this year’s toll in the Central Mediterranean Sea to at least 576 people. This entirely avoidable loss of life highlights the […]

Approach to Refugees and Migrants “Must Change”

UNHCR and IOM joint statement: International approach to refugees and migrants in Libya must change On 3 July, more than 50 refugees and migrants lost their lives in an airstrike on the Tajoura Detention Centre in the east of Libya’s Tripoli. This week, we appealed to the European Union and African Union to prevent such […]

E-Cards return Purchasing Power to Libya’s Displaced

For families across Libya, the ongoing conflict has thrown a shroud over day-to-day life, making economic survival an increasing struggle. With the country’s economy fixed in a downward spiral, thousands of families are unable to access enough money to meet their basic daily needs. ACTED is targeting those with the least coping-capacity, i.e. IDPs, host […]

Refugees with TB ‘left to die’ in Detention Centres

Amid ongoing conflict in and around the capital, OHCHR spokesperson Rupert Colville (pictured) expressed deep concern about the “ghastly conditions” in which migrants and refugees are being detained in the capital Tripoli and elsewhere. He explained that at the Zintan facility south of Tripoli, 22 people had died of tuberculosis – which is preventable – and […]

Haftar Ignores Calls for Cease Fire

By John Lee. General Khalifa Haftar [Hiftar], head of the Eastern-based Libyan National Army (LNA), has reportedly urged his troops to fight harder during Ramadan, in their efforts to take control of Tripoli. His call comes despite a renewed appeal from the United Nations (UN) to “refrain from further military escalation.” At least 432 people […]

Pope appeals for Evacuation of Refugees

Pope Francis called on Sunday for the evacuation of refugees held in detention camps in Libya as fighting there escalates, reported Reuters. Speaking at the Sunday Angelus prayer at the Vatican, Francis said the already grave conditions of those in the camps had worsened due to the conflict under way. “I make an appeal that […]

More than 30,000 now Displaced in Tripoli

By John Lee. At least 264 people have been killed and 1,266 wounded since Khalifa Hifter’s Libyan National Army (LNA) launched its offensive Tripoli, the World Health Organization (WHO) said late on Monday. More than 30,000 are believed to have been displaced. UNICEF added last week that 122,088 students can’t access their schools in Tripoli. […]