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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 […]

MSF warns of Healthcare Emergency in Libya

By John Lee. Staff from Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) (Doctors Without Borders), who were recently granted access to two detention centres in Libya, found what they say was “a catastrophic medical situation among the people detained there“. The situation in Zintan and Gharyan detention centres, located south of Tripoli, in the Nafusa Mountains, is consistent […]

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 […]

New CMEC Report on Libya’s Migrant Crisis

The UK’s Conservative Middle East Council (CMEC) has published a new report on Libya’s migrant crisis. This follows a recent visit by a CMEC delegation to Catania in Sicily to investigate the issues underlying the challenge of the migration crisis facing Southern Europe. The delegation witnessed a migrant landing from a Save the Children search […]

Arbitrary Detention of Refugees “Must Stop”

From Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) International. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is calling for an end to the arbitrary detention of refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants in Libya. For more than a year, MSF has been providing medical […]

NGOs Suspend Migrant Rescue off Libya

By John Lee. Doctors Without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières, MSF) has decided to temporarily suspend the search and rescue activity of its ship, Prudence, off the coast of Libya. The MSF medical support team will still assist the rescue capacity of the SOS Méditerranée-run boat Aquarius, which is currently patrolling in international waters. Brice de […]

Technical Coordination meeting on Saving Lives at Sea

IOM, UNHCR hold technical coordination meeting on saving lives at sea The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) last week organized a technical coordination meeting for Libyan partners on Rescue at Sea Operations, held in Tunis. The coordination meeting was organized within the framework of the established […]

Libya’s Health System in state of Hidden Crisis

From Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). Libya’s once-efficient health system is in a state of crisis. Hospitals are closed, or else struggle to function because of a lack of experienced medical staff and shortages of essential medicines and equipment, in particular insulin and dialysis equipment. Many Libyan hospitals were previously staffed by nurses from overseas, but […]