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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 […]

Video: Libya to Close Migrant Centres after Criticism

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Libya is to close three migrant and refugee detention centres after criticism from the UN over squalid conditions and inadequate food supplies. Two of the centres are in the coastal cities of Misrata and […]

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 […]

Dozens Killed in Attack on Detention Centre

By John Lee. An apparent air strike has killed up to 40 migrants at the Tajoura Detention Centre on the outskirts of Tripoli, and left some 80 people injured. According to BBC News, most of the dead are believed to be Africans attempting to reach Europe. The UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) has accused […]

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 […]

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 […]

UN calls for Release of Detainees caught in Libyan Crossfire

UNHCR issues urgent appeal for release and evacuation of detained refugees caught in Libyan crossfire In light of the dramatically worsening security situation in Libya’s capital, Tripoli, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is urgently calling for the immediate release of refugees and migrants from places of detention. Many of these facilities are in areas where […]