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UN urges Libya to Shut Migrant Detention Centres

By Al-Monitor staff. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. UN chief urges Libya to shut migrant detention centers UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres (pictured) renewed his call for Libya's authorities to close migrant detention centers across the country, describing a raft of human […]

France gives EUR 1m to help IDPs

France invests Euro 1 million to support the safe return of IDPs in ‎the Great Tripoli Area The French Ambassador to Libya, Ms. Béatrice Le Fraper du Hellen, has signed an agreement with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Resident Representative, Mr. Gerardo Noto, by which France commits Euro 1 million to support UNDP's initiative […]

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 […]