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

UNHCR, IOM pledge Increased Support for Libya

The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), and the UN Migration Agency (IOM), have presented their plans for expanding operations in Libya and enhancing their support to migrants, refugees, asylum seekers and Libyans affected by the ongoing conflict. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi joined IOM Director General William Lacy Swing at a senior-level […]

UNHCR ramps up response to Libya’s Humanitarian Crisis

UN refugee agency ramps up response as Libya’s humanitarian crisis deepens Conflict, insecurity, political instability and a collapsing economy have contributed to the deteriorating humanitarian crisis in Libya, prompting the United Nations refugee agency to announce plans to step-up its presence and programmes there. Amid the increasing complexity of refugee and migrant movements through and […]

€90m EU Programme for Migration Management in Libya

EU Trust Fund for Africa adopts €90 million programme on protection of migrants and improved migration management in Libya Following up on the Joint Communication on the Central Mediterranean Route and the Malta Declaration, the EU Trust Fund for Africa upon proposal from the European Commission, adopted today a €90 million programme to step up […]

European Council Conclusions on Libya

EU Foreign Affairs Council, 6 February 2017: 1. Efforts to stabilise Libya are now more important than ever, and the EU will do its utmost to contribute to that objective. The EU remains committed to an inclusive political settlement under the framework of the Libyan Political Agreement (LPA), and to supporting the Presidency Council (PC) […]

Protection Training on IDPs in Libya

UNHCR is conducting Protection Training on Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Libya The office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Libya is hosting a Protection Training session on 24 – 27 January 2017. The main objective for these four-day activities is to enhance coordination on protection of IDPs among UN agencies, […]

Technical Coordination meeting on Saving Lives at Sea

IOM, UNHCR hold technical coordination meeting on saving lives at sea The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) last week organized a technical coordination meeting for Libyan partners on Rescue at Sea Operations, held in Tunis. The coordination meeting was organized within the framework of the established […]

More than 800,000 “Persons of Concern” in Libya

An updated factsheet from the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) says that there are more than 800,000 “persons of concern” in Libya. HIGHLIGHTS 5,440 Refugee families received core relief items so far in 2016 3,436 Internally displaced families received core relief items so far in 2016 269 Monitoring visits to detention facilities were conducted […]

UNHCR holds Training on International Refugee Protection

UNHCR holds training on international refugee protection for Libyan officials, media and civil society The office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Libya organized 2 three-day training sessions on international refugee law this month. The first training targeted 25 journalists and reporters from Libyan local media from Tripoli, Benghazi, Sabha, Ajdabya, […]