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Libya a "Special Case" in Human Trafficking

By John Lee. The US State Department has classified Libya is a "Special Case" in human trafficking for the fifth consecutive year. In its latest Trafficking in Persons Report (TIP Report), it says that the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) has struggled to govern large swaths of Libyan territory, as it did not exercise […]

UNHCR, WFP give Refugees Emergency Food Aid

UNHCR, WFP join forces to reach thousands of refugees and asylum seekers in Libya with emergency food aid UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and the World Food Programme, WFP, are joining forces in Libya in a project that will aim to reach up to 10,000 food insecure refugees and asylum seekers with emergency food aid […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]