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EU Delegation on the Murder of Trafficked Migrants

The European Union Delegation issued the following statement on 30 May in agreement with the EU Heads of Mission to Libya: The European Union Delegation and EU Member State Heads of Mission condemn the murder of thirty trafficked migrants, mostly Bangladeshi nationals, on 27 May in Mizda [Mezda] which also resulted in others wounded. We […]

UN Condemns Massacre of Migrants in Libya

Statement by Yacoub El Hillo, Humanitarian Coordinator for Libya, on the killing of migrants southwest of Tripoli: I am shocked by the horrific reports about Wednesday's shooting at a smuggling warehouse in Mezda [Mizda] killing 30 migrants and injuring 11 others. Human trafficking and smuggling, which I condemn in the strongest possible way, constitute a […]

New Initiative to Empower Women, Youth and Migrants in Libya

UNDP and UN Women launch a joint initiative in Libya to empower women, youth and migrants The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Women (UN Women) in Libya marked the International Women's Day 2020 with the launch of a new joint initiative aimed at promoting gender equality and women and youth empowerment […]

Call for Proposal: Study on Smuggling of Migrants

By John Lee. IOM Libya Research has recently advertised a call for proposal to conduct a Study on Smuggling of Migrants and Trafficking in Persons in Libya in partnership with UNODC and UNICEF. Applications and proposals can be submitted following instructions here. Deadline for submission: 10 February 2020 (Source: UNGM)

Libyan Militias "take EU Funds for Migrants"

Making misery pay: Libya militias take EU funds for migrants When the European Union started funneling millions of euros into Libya to slow the tide of migrants crossing the Mediterranean, the money came with EU promises to improve detention centers notorious for abuse and fight human trafficking. That hasn’t happened. Instead, the misery of migrants […]

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 […]

"Support to Municipalities in Libya" Workshop

In the framework of "Support to Municipalities in Libya" programme, co-financed by the European Union and Germany, a workshop was organised, gathering 16 municipalities across Libya. The objective is to develop institutional capacities for improved delivery of services at the local level. The project is intended to provide institutional assessments, institutional development plans and to […]

UNHCR Update Libya (7 October 2019)

Highlights The Gathering and Departure Facility (GDF) currently hosts 907 individuals. The next evacuation from the GDF to the Emergency Transit Mechanism (ETM) in Rwanda is scheduled planned for next week. UNHCR continues to call on the international community to provide additional solutions in third safe countries for refugees stranded in Libya. On 2 October, […]