Tag Archives | internally displaced persons

Refugees: Trafficking and Clandestine Prisons

Interview with Christophe Biteau, MSF Head of mission in Libya – May 2018 Christophe Biteau, head of mission with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), has been working in Libya since September 2017. Based on MSF activities to assist migrants and refugees in Bani Walid region and in detention centres located in Khoms and Misrata, he shares […]

Aid reaches Displaced People in Southern Libya

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Andrej Mahecic – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today’s press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, managed to deliver this week urgently needed assistance to hundreds of displaced Libyan families in the town […]

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, […]

Video: Displaced Tawerghans Allowed to Return

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Libya’s internationally recognised government is allowing people displaced during the 2011 revolution to return to their homes. They were forced from the town of Tawergha after fighters there supported former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. […]

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,” […]

EU-Africa Summit – Joint Statement on Migrant Situation in Libya

At the 5th EU-Africa Summit, which took place on 29-30 November in Abidjan, leaders from both continents discussed the terrible media reports on inhuman treatment of African migrants and refugees by criminal groups. They condemned in the strongest terms any such criminal acts and expressed their firm resolve to work together for an immediate end […]