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EU Statement on the Resumed Fighting in Tripoli

Statement by the Spokesperson on the resumed fighting in Tripoli The resumed fighting in Tripoli is a worrying breach of the ceasefire brokered by the UN in September and of the subsequent security arrangements. We extend condolences to the families of the victims and wish a speedy recovery to the injured. We call on everyone […]

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 […]

Over 1,800 Police to be Trained in New Centres in Tripoli

Over 1,800 Police and Judicial Police Officers to be Trained in Newly Rehabilitated Centres in Tripoli The President of the Presidency Council of the Government of National Accord (GNA), Fayez al-Sarraj, and the Special Representative of Secretary-General and Head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Ghassan Salame, inaugurated today, three recently rehabilitated police […]

UNSMIL Concerned at Extrajudicial Killings in Tripoli

UNSMIL continues to receive reports of armed groups carrying out extra-judicial killings in Tripoli, a phenomenon that has been on the rise over the past few weeks. The Mission affirms that allegations of offences and personal disputes should be judged in a court of law, not by gunmen on the streets. UNSMIL calls on the […]

US, UN place Sanctions on Libyan Militia Commander

The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), concurrent with the UN Security Council’s Libya Sanctions Committee, has taken action targeting Salah Badi (Badi), the leader of the Sumud Brigade militia that has sparked violent clashes in the south of Libya’s capital, Tripoli. Upon entering Tripoli in late August 2018, Badi […]

UNSMIL Condemns Intimidation of Financial Institutions

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has observed over the last several days the illegal use of force and intimidation against private and public institutions in Tripoli, notably Aman Bank al-Siyahia Branch and the Libyan Arab Foreign Investment Company (LAFICO). The assaults aimed to seize control of these institutions and gain privileged access […]

Half a Million Children in Immediate Danger in Tripoli

By Geert Cappelaere (pictured), UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa. We are shocked and saddened by reports that an entire family killed including two children today in Tripoli when a missile hit their home. This brings the total number of children killed to eight, since violence escalated in Tripoli on 27 […]