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Amnesty International’s Annual Report on Libya

According to a report from Amnesty International, rival government forces and other armed groups and militias committed serious violations of international law and abuses of human rights with impunity in Libya. All sides to the conflict carried out indiscriminate attacks and direct attacks on civilians, forcing thousands to become internally displaced and causing a humanitarian crisis. […]

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, […]

2017 Libya Humanitarian Needs Overview

The Libya Humanitarian Needs Overview (HNO) is based on a number of needs assessments conducted in 2016, including the an inter-agency Multi-Sector Needs Assessment (MSNA), sector needs and gap analysis based on information from ongoing humanitarian operations in Libya and available secondary sources. The HNO identifies a total of 1.3 million people in urgent need […]

$120m still Required as Libya Tackles New Crisis

From the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA): The situation in Libya remains volatile. Fresh outbreaks of violence are placing a strain on existing funds as humanitarian responders work to assist those affected. Across Libya, humanitarian programmes continue to provide urgent assistance to internally displaced persons (IDPs) from previous waves of displacement, […]

Int'l Community Reaffirms Support for NOC, CBL, LIA

Joint Communique on Libya by Algeria, Canada, Chad, China, Egypt, France, Germany, Jordan, Italy, Malta, Morocco, Niger, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sudan, Tunisia, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, the United States, the European Union, United Nations, the League of Arab States, and the African Union. We welcome the participation of Prime […]

Video: Refugees detail Abuse in Libya

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. The 1951 Refugee Convention defines and outlines the rights of refugees and the legal obligations countries have to protect them. Libya is one of the countries that has not signed the convention. The concern […]

Fleeing Sexual Violence, Abuse and Exploitation in Libya

From Amnesty International. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Horrifying accounts of sexual violence, killings, torture and religious persecution collected by Amnesty International reveal the shocking range of abuses along the smuggling routes to and through Libya. The organization spoke to at least […]

Germany, IOM to Assist Displaced, Migrants in Libya

Germany and IOM Libya have signed an agreement for a six-month project aimed at providing direct assistance to internally displaced persons (IDPs), migrants rescued at sea, detained migrants and other vulnerable migrants in the North African country. The EUR 1 million project – which runs through 31 December 2016 – will include humanitarian assistance through […]