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Disputes Over Rescues Put Lives at Risk

EU/Italy/Libya: Disputes Over Rescues Put Lives at Risk The European Union’s obstruction of nongovernmental rescues and handover of responsibility to Libyan coast guard forces is a recipe for even greater loss of life in the Mediterranean and a continuing cycle of abuse for people trapped in Libya, Human Rights Watch said today. “The EU’s efforts […]

LFJL Rejects Italian Proposal for Migrant Centres

Italian Proposal for Migrant and Reception Centres will Cement Human Rights Crisis: EU Heads of State Must Reject Proposal Lawyers for Justice in Libya (LFJL) strongly rejects the Italian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior Matteo Salvini’s proposal for the creation of migrant reception and identification centres on Libya’s southern borders. LFJL calls […]

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 […]

Number of detained Refugees and Migrants Soars

From Amnesty International: A surge in migrants and refugees intercepted at sea by the Libyan authorities in the past two months has seen at least 2,600 people transferred to squalid detention centres where they face torture and extortion, Amnesty International said today. Last month alone, the Libyan Coast Guard intercepted 1,485 women, men and children […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]