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

AU, EU and UN to enhance Co-Coperation 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,” […]

New CMEC Report on Libya’s Migrant Crisis

The UK’s Conservative Middle East Council (CMEC) has published a new report on Libya’s migrant crisis. This follows a recent visit by a CMEC delegation to Catania in Sicily to investigate the issues underlying the challenge of the migration crisis facing Southern Europe. The delegation witnessed a migrant landing from a Save the Children search […]

Addressing Arbitrary Detentions in Libya

On the Way to Reconciliation: Addressing Arbitrary Detentions in Libya UNDP and UNSMIL organized a two-day workshop in Tunis to address issue of arbitrary/prolonged detention in Libya in the framework of national reconciliation. More than 40 Libyan stakeholders, including mayors, municipal representatives, officials, prosecutors, representatives of the judicial police and civil society, participated in the […]

Alternatives to Detention in Libya and Solutions for Vulnerable Refugees

UNHCR steps up efforts towards alternatives to detention in Libya and solutions for vulnerable refugees Libya continues to present one of the most complex mixed migration situations in the world, with refugees traveling alongside migrants through perilous routes, surviving dangerous desert crossings and abuses that include sexual violence, torture, detention in inhumane conditions and abductions […]

Bridging the Gap in Victim Assistance in Libya

On 27 and 28 July, Libyan authorities and civil society organisations, UN entities and other stakeholders have gathered to discuss gaps and opportunities in victim assistance (VA) during the Workshop on Victim Assistance in the Context of Landmines, Cluster Munitions and Other Explosive Remnants of War in Libya. The initiative is co-organized by the United […]

EU announces Extra Support for Libya

With the situation becoming ever more pressing along the Central Mediterranean migration route, the EU has announced additional measure to support Libya to fight smugglers and enhance border control to reduce the number of people taking hazardous journeys to Europe. Among other measures, the European Commission will: Further enhance the capacity of the Libyan authorities […]