Around 300 migrants are still being held in the detention centre in Libya where more than 44 people were killed in an air strike, the International Organization for Migration said on Thursday.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs calls for an international investigation in migrants massacre in Tajoura
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that it will request the United Nations and the international community to investigate the criminal bombing committed by Hafter’s forces, against the shelter in Tajoura suburb of Tripoli.
The Libyan Interior Minister Fathi Bashagha said Thursday that his government is considering closing migrants’ detention centers and releasing all the migrants for the safety of their lives, following the massacre in Tajoura, where Khalifa Haftar’s airstrikes took the lives of 35 and injured over 100 migrants.
Doctors Without Borders Wednesday called for urgent evacuation of refugees and migrants held in detention centers in Libya in the wake of a fresh attack killing many of them.
The UN Security Council has failed to condemn the deadly air raid on a migrant detention centre in the Libyan capital Tripoli amid global outrage over the attack that killed 44 people and wounded 130 others.
The divided UN Security Council on Wednesday failed to condemn an attack on a detention centre for migrants in Libya after the United States did not endorse a proposed statement, diplomats said.
At least 40 people have been killed in an air raid at a detention centre for refugees and migrants in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, according to health and emergency officials. Malek Mersek, a spokesman for the state emergency medical services, said 80 others were wounded in the attack late on Tuesday.
Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has said that there is a ”catastrophic situation” in Libyan detention centers that it visited.
Thousands of refugees and migrants trapped in detention centres across Libya should be evacuated to Europe, the international medical charity Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has said.
A security guard was wounded in an exchange of fire between Security forces and inmates at Majir Prison in Zliten city on Tuesday, authorities said.