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EU gives Additional $12m for ‎Social Cohesion in Libya ‎

EU provides an additional € 10 million (US$ 12 million) in support of UNDP's ‎Stability and Social Cohesion programme in Libya ‎ The European Union is providing € 10 million in extra funding for the United Nations Development Programme's (UNDP) new initiative on Stability, Unity, Social Cohesion (SUSC) in Libya. The initiative aims at supporting […]

France gives EUR 1m to help IDPs

France invests Euro 1 million to support the safe return of IDPs in ‎the Great Tripoli Area The French Ambassador to Libya, Ms. Béatrice Le Fraper du Hellen, has signed an agreement with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Resident Representative, Mr. Gerardo Noto, by which France commits Euro 1 million to support UNDP's initiative […]

Disputes Over Rescues Put Lives at Risk

EU/Italy/Libya: Disputes Over Rescues Put Lives at Risk The European Union’s obstruction of nongovernmental rescues and handover of responsibility to Libyan coast guard forces is a recipe for even greater loss of life in the Mediterranean and a continuing cycle of abuse for people trapped in Libya, Human Rights Watch said today. “The EU’s efforts […]

LFJL Rejects Italian Proposal for Migrant Centres

Italian Proposal for Migrant and Reception Centres will Cement Human Rights Crisis: EU Heads of State Must Reject Proposal Lawyers for Justice in Libya (LFJL) strongly rejects the Italian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior Matteo Salvini’s proposal for the creation of migrant reception and identification centres on Libya’s southern borders. LFJL calls […]

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 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 […]

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, […]

378,000 Children in need of Life-Saving Assistance

After seven years of conflict, the humanitarian situation in Libya continues to deteriorate with 378,000 children in need of life-saving assistance and protection throughout 2018. “2018 is a pivotal year for Libya, especially for children,” said Abdel-Rahman Ghandour, UNICEF Special Representative to Libya. “This is why at UNICEF, we are appealing for $US 20 million to […]