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130 Refugees Evacuated from Libya

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, evacuated 130 people out of Libya last week, marking the first evacuations to Niger in 2019. The individuals evacuated had been detained in very dire conditions, and for months on end. UNHCR advocated for them to be released, and transferred them to the Gathering and Departure Facility in Tripoli, which […]

Libya-Niger Resettlement Update

Persons of Concern to UNHCR in Libya As of 28 January 2019, a total of 56,756 asylum seekers and refugees are registered with UNHCR in Libya. A total of 3,906 individuals have been identified by UNHCR and its partners to be currently in one of the accessible Libyan detention centres. Evacuation from Libya Since the […]

Migration: EU mobilises New Assistance worth €467m

The EU adopts new programmes and projects of €467 million and continues to deliver on its commitments to assist vulnerable migrants and refugees as well as address root causes of irregular migration. Thanks to EU-IOM joint work, 150 migrants received assistance to return from Libya to Mogadishu, Somalia, in one day. The measures will complement […]

Over 1,000 Refugees Evacuated by UNHCR

Since November, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has evacuated over 1,000 highly vulnerable refugees out of Libya and is looking for durable solutions for them in third countries. On Tuesday, a flight departed from Tripoli bound for, Niamey, Niger, carrying 128 refugees and on Wednesday, a second plane took 150 refugees from Tripoli to Rome, […]

Zambia to pay $380m to LIA

By John Lee. The Zambian government has reportedly been ordered to pay the Libyan Investment Authority (LIA) $380 million as compensation for nationalising the Zambia Telecommunications Company (Zamtel) in 2011. LIA subsidiary LAP Green Networks had owned 75 percent of the company, with the Zambian government owning the remaining 25 percent. The LIA is said […]

EU announces Extra Support for Libya

With the situation becoming ever more pressing along the Central Mediterranean migration route, the EU has announced additional measure to support Libya to fight smugglers and enhance border control to reduce the number of people taking hazardous journeys to Europe. Among other measures, the European Commission will: Further enhance the capacity of the Libyan authorities […]