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Violations of Arms Embargo Endangers 1.2 million Civilians

From Amnesty International: UN arms embargo violations put Tripoli’s 1.2 million civilians in grave danger The lives and security of Tripoli’s 1.2 million civilians hang in the balance as warring parties use a range of sophisticated weapons imported into Libya in contravention of a UN arms embargo, Amnesty International said today as it released a […]

Libya’s Global Civil War

By Tarek Megerisi. Summary Foreign actors have long been an underappreciated driver of conflict in Libya, to the detriment of European and UN policymaking in support of a political solution there. These actors facilitate their Libyan client groups’ belligerence and escalate the conflict through financial, media, and military support. Europe must understand the role of […]

Yacoub El Hillo joins UN Libya Team

The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General in Libya, Ghassan Salamé, expressed his sincere appreciation his Deputy, the Humanitarian Coordinator and UN Resident Coordinator, Ms. Maria de Valle Ribeiro, upon conclusion of her assignment in Libya after more than two years. “I would like to sincerely thank my colleague, Maria de Valle Ribeiro, for her […]

UN Extends Arms Embargo on Libya

By John Lee. The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has unanimously adopted resolution 2473 (2019) to extend the arms embargo on Libya for another year. The full text of the resolution can be viewed here. (Source: UN)

UN Announces Feb/Mar Casualties

From 1 February to 31 March 2019, the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) documented civilian casualties – 20 deaths and 69 injuries – during the conduct of hostilities across Libya. Victims included 12 men, four women, and four children killed, and 60 men, two women, and seven children injured. The majority of civilian […]

3F Wins Explosives Disposal Contract

By John Lee. Libyan NGO Free Fields Foundation (3F) has won a contract to provide a “Explosive Ordnance Disposal and Non-Technical Survey in Benghazi.” The contract was granted by the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), and is valued at $447,465. (Source: UN)

NATO calls for End to Libya Fighting

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Libya Ghassan Salamé at NATO headquarters on Monday (13 May 2019) for talks on the security situation in Libya. The Secretary General expressed the Alliance’s deep concern over the situation in Libya and stressed that he would continue to urge all parties […]

Joint Emergency Rapid Humanitarian Response

In response to the ongoing intense clashes in Tripoli, four United Nations agencies launched the Rapid Response Mechanism for the first time in Libya to provide assistance to vulnerable displaced families. The International Organization for Migration (IOM), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Food Programme (WFP) […]