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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 […]

New Career Opportunities in Libya

By John Lee. The following career opportunities in Libya have been recently advertised: Education Coordinator, Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) Logistics Officer, Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) Senior Field Security Adviser, UNHCR – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Protection Officer, UNHCR – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Project Analyst, UNDP – United Nations Development Programme (Source: […]

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 […]

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 […]

UNHCR increasingly Concerned over Tawergha IDPs

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is concerned at the plight of several hundred Libyan families prevented by armed groups from returning to their homes in the city of Tawergha and now stranded in difficult conditions. The Tawergha community been displaced since 2011, when the 40,000 inhabitants of the city were forced to leave. Since then, […]

Technical Workshop on Saving Lives at Sea in Libya

IOM and UNHCR coordinate Technical Workshop on Saving Lives at Sea in Libya The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) organized a Technical workshop and coordination meeting for Libyan partners on saving lives of migrants at sea on 24-25 May in Tunis. The third of its kind […]

UNHCR Delivers Aid in Southern Libya

Amid heaving fighting in Libya, the UN refugee agency said on Tuesday it had managed to distribute aid to tens of thousands of displaced people in and around Tripoli and in the south-west of the conflict-ridden country over the past month, but still needed to reach thousands more. “We have been unable to reach thousands […]

IDP Numbers Double since September

Increased fighting in Libya since the start of the year had led to almost a doubling in the number of displaced people in the country to more than 434,000 from an estimated 230,000 last September, the UN refugee agency reported on Tuesday. UNHCR said the numbers could in fact be higher because the agency has […]