Tag Archives | IDPs

Europe’s “Shameful Failure” to end Torture of Refugees in Libya

From Amnesty International: Europe’s shameful failure to end the torture and abuse of refugees and migrants in Libya Farah, a young man from Somalia, his wife and newborn daughter had been at sea for 12 hours when the Libyan coastguard intercepted their dinghy. The couple had fled Libya after enduring several months of torture in […]

3F Continues De-Mining work in Tawergha

The Free Fields Foundation (3F), with support from the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS), has said it will continue its work in the Tawergha community in 2019 by conducting risk education and explosive ordnance disposal to enable the safe return of IDPs. 3F is a neutral, humanitarian mine action organization based in Tripoli, that […]

Nightmarish Detention for Migrants, Asylum Seekers

European Union policies contribute to a cycle of extreme abuse against migrants in Libya, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a report released on Monday. The EU and Italy’s support for the Libyan Coast Guard contributes significantly to the interception of migrants and asylum seekers and their subsequent detention in arbitrary, abusive detention in Libya. […]

UNICEF, NRC in Partnership for Children’s Education

By John Lee. The UN International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) has signed its first partnership agreement for 2019 with the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) to provide education for children in Tripoli and Benghazi, including displaced people. In a statement, UNICEF said innovative teaching models will be implemented in public schools and community schools while ensuring […]

Essential Humanitarian Support Reaches Tawergha

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) in cooperation with Libya’s Ministry of State for Displaced Affairs and the Local Council of Tawergha delivered essential humanitarian assistance to communities in Tawergha, 200 kilometres southeast of Libya’s capital Tripoli, and in the surrounding village of al-Emarat. After over seven years of insecurity, and subsequent displacement, communities have […]

UN Condemns Forced Eviction of Tawergha IDPs

The UN in Libya strongly condemns the forced eviction of displaced Tawerghan families from Tariq al-Matar Camp early this morning, leaving them homeless for a second time in seven years. “Entering an IDP camp while people are sleeping, demolishing homes and forcing people to flee, rendering them homeless, violates their dignity and their right to […]

Video: IDPs Running out of Time and Resources

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Fighting in the Libyan city of Benghazi has displaced hundreds of families who have come to rely on the government, UN and NGO support. But now that support has starting to fade and IDPs […]

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 […]