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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 […]

EU Ambassador in Tripoli visits Ministry of the Interior

The representative of the Ministry of the Interior for Illegal Immigration, Mohammed Al-Shaibani, recently received the Ambassador of the European Union to Libya, in the presence of the director of the branches of the illegal immigration agency. During the meeting, which was held at the headquarters of the ministry in Tripoli, the Ambassador discussed among […]

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 […]

Nightmarish Detention for Migrants, Asylum Seekers

European Union policies contribute to a cycle of extreme abuse against migrants in Libya, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a report released on Monday. The EU and Italy’s support for the Libyan Coast Guard contributes significantly to the interception of migrants and asylum seekers and their subsequent detention in arbitrary, abusive detention in Libya. […]

UNICEF, NRC in Partnership for Children’s Education

By John Lee. The UN International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) has signed its first partnership agreement for 2019 with the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) to provide education for children in Tripoli and Benghazi, including displaced people. In a statement, UNICEF said innovative teaching models will be implemented in public schools and community schools while ensuring […]

Essential Humanitarian Support Reaches Tawergha

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) in cooperation with Libya’s Ministry of State for Displaced Affairs and the Local Council of Tawergha delivered essential humanitarian assistance to communities in Tawergha, 200 kilometres southeast of Libya’s capital Tripoli, and in the surrounding village of al-Emarat. After over seven years of insecurity, and subsequent displacement, communities have […]

“Cruel” EU Policies leave Refugees Trapped in Libya

From Amnesty International: Cruel European migration policies leave refugees trapped in Libya with no way out A year after shocking images purporting to show human beings being bought and sold in Libya caused a global outcry, the situation for migrants and refugees in the country remains bleak and in some respects has worsened, said Amnesty […]

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 […]