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Assisting Libya in Improving Migration Governance

EU-funded project organises event to assist Libyan authorities in improving migration governance In the framework of the “Strategic and institutional management of migration in Libya” project, financed by the EU, the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) is carrying out an assessment of the Libyan legal framework on migration. The final review meeting gathering […]

Europe “must act now to end Preventable Deaths in Libya”

From MSF: Europe must act now to end preventable deaths in Libya and at sea On 25 July, tragedy once again hit the Mediterranean. An estimated 150 people drowned whilst fleeing Libya. It brings this year’s toll in the Central Mediterranean Sea to at least 576 people. This entirely avoidable loss of life highlights the […]

Approach to Refugees and Migrants “Must Change”

UNHCR and IOM joint statement: International approach to refugees and migrants in Libya must change On 3 July, more than 50 refugees and migrants lost their lives in an airstrike on the Tajoura Detention Centre in the east of Libya’s Tripoli. This week, we appealed to the European Union and African Union to prevent such […]

Haftar Ignores Calls for Cease Fire

By John Lee. General Khalifa Haftar [Hiftar], head of the Eastern-based Libyan National Army (LNA), has reportedly urged his troops to fight harder during Ramadan, in their efforts to take control of Tripoli. His call comes despite a renewed appeal from the United Nations (UN) to “refrain from further military escalation.” At least 432 people […]

Pope appeals for Evacuation of Refugees

Pope Francis called on Sunday for the evacuation of refugees held in detention camps in Libya as fighting there escalates, reported Reuters. Speaking at the Sunday Angelus prayer at the Vatican, Francis said the already grave conditions of those in the camps had worsened due to the conflict under way. “I make an appeal that […]

More than 30,000 now Displaced in Tripoli

By John Lee. At least 264 people have been killed and 1,266 wounded since Khalifa Hifter’s Libyan National Army (LNA) launched its offensive Tripoli, the World Health Organization (WHO) said late on Monday. More than 30,000 are believed to have been displaced. UNICEF added last week that 122,088 students can’t access their schools in Tripoli. […]

2,800+ Displaced by Tripoli Fighting

Statement by the UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Libya Maria Ribeiro on the protection of civilians in Libya The escalation of violence in and around Tripoli has caused the displacement of more than 2,800 persons fleeing from fighting, has blocked emergency services from reaching casualties and civilians, and damaged electricity lines. The upsurge in violence is […]

Amnesty says EU Abandoning Migrants in Libya

From Amnesty International: EU: Diminished “Operation Sophia” abandons refugees and migrants to reckless Libyan Coast Guard Reacting to reports that EU governments have agreed to significantly downscale the EunavforMed Operation ‘Sophia’, withdrawing ships from the central Mediterranean and only continuing the mission with air surveillance, Massimo Moratti, Amnesty International’s Researcher Director said: “This is an […]