Tag Archives | internally displaced persons (IDP)

UN seeks $166m Aid for Libya

The United Nations called on the international community to provide $165.6 million in aid to Libya. Ali al-Zaatari, the UN's humanitarian coordinator for Libya, told a news conference: "We need $165.6 million in 2016. If we don't get that amount, which is modest in comparison with what is spent on armaments, for example, then we […]

UN Launches Humanitarian Response Plan for Libya

Launch of Humanitarian Response Plan for Libya 2015/16 to Assist 2.4 Million People in Need The Humanitarian Response Plan for Libya 2015-16 to address the needs of 2.4 million people who require some form of humanitarian assistance was launched in Geneva on Friday 20 November 2015. Opening the meeting, Rashid M. Khalikov, Director of the […]

UNHCR Delivers Aid in Southern Libya

Amid heaving fighting in Libya, the UN refugee agency said on Tuesday it had managed to distribute aid to tens of thousands of displaced people in and around Tripoli and in the south-west of the conflict-ridden country over the past month, but still needed to reach thousands more. "We have been unable to reach thousands […]

IDP Numbers Double since September

Increased fighting in Libya since the start of the year had led to almost a doubling in the number of displaced people in the country to more than 434,000 from an estimated 230,000 last September, the UN refugee agency reported on Tuesday. UNHCR said the numbers could in fact be higher because the agency has […]

Video: Coastguard Struggles with Single Boat

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. In their struggle to cope with the surge in illegal migrants bound for Europe, the coastguard in the Libyan port of Zuwarah have just one boat ... and even that often breaks down:

UNHCR Warns of New Refugee Crisis

The following is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Adrian Edwards at the press briefing, on 14 November 2014, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva: Intense fighting among rival armed groups in Libya's eastern towns of Benghazi and Derna, as well as in the country's southeast at Ubari and in the […]

EU Delegation Visits Zintan

Nataliya Apostolova, Head of the European Union Delegation to Libya, along with staff from the delegation, recently visited Zintan and exchanged views and opinions with the Chairman and members of Zintan Local Council on the political and security situations in Libya in general, and on the challenges facing the Council in particular. The Ambassador and […]

Libya "Must End Plight of Displaced Communities"

The Libyan authorities must urgently find a durable solution to end the continued forcible displacement of tens of thousands of Tawarghas [Tawerghas] and other communities, from their hometown during the armed conflict of 2011, said Amnesty International. The entire inhabitants of the town of Tawargha – some 40,000 people - were driven out by armed […]