Tag Archives | United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

€90.5m from EU to Strengthen Border Management

EU Trust Fund for Africa: additional €90.5 million to strengthen border management and protection of migrants in North Africa The European Commission has approved 3 new migration-related programmes in Northern Africa totalling more than €90 million. This follows last week’s European Council’s conclusions in which Leaders committed to stepping up support along the Central Mediterranean […]

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 […]

UN assists more than 8,500 Displaced Women in Libya

UNFPA and UNHCR assist more than 8,500 displaced women across Libya In order to respond to the growing needs of vulnerable displaced women across Libya, UNHCR and UNFPA, with the support of German funding, are currently distributing 8,517 dignity and hygiene kits in 16 different locations in the areas of Tripoli, Misrata, Sabha, Nafusa Mountains, […]

UNHCR Flash Update Libya (16 – 23 March 2018)

Key figures: 165,478 Libyans currently internally displaced (IDPs)1 341,534 returned IDPs (returns registered in 2016 – 2017)1 48,485 registered refugees and asylumseekers in the State of Libya2 6,163 persons arrived in Italy by sea in 20183 305 monitoring visits to detention centres so far in 2018 983 asylum-seekers and refugees released from detention so far […]

AU, EU and UN to enhance Co-Operation on Migration

High level mission of the AU, EU and the UN visits Tripoli to enhance co-operation on migration and protection issues in Libya A high level mission of the African Union, the European Union and the United Nations visited Tripoli today to take stock of progress made and to further enhance cooperation with Libyan authorities in […]

Over 1,000 Refugees Evacuated by UNHCR

Since November, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has evacuated over 1,000 highly vulnerable refugees out of Libya and is looking for durable solutions for them in third countries. On Tuesday, a flight departed from Tripoli bound for, Niamey, Niger, carrying 128 refugees and on Wednesday, a second plane took 150 refugees from Tripoli to Rome, […]

UNHCR seeking 1,300 places for Refugees in Libya

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, launched today an urgent appeal calling for 1,300 resettlement places to be made available by the end of March 2018 for highly vulnerable refugees stranded in Libya. “This is a desperate call for solidarity and humanity. We need to get extremely vulnerable refugees out of Libya as soon as possible,” […]