Armed groups and some forces affiliated with two rival Libyan governments vying for legitimacy are committing rampant abuses against Libyans and foreigners with impunity, Human Rights Watch said in its World Report 2018.
The National Commission for Human Rights in Libya (NCHRL) has strongly condemned the arbitrary detention of Benghazi human rights activist Jamal Fellah by an armed group affiliated with Khalifa Haftar’s self-styled army.
About 10000 people stranded in refugee camps and detention centres in Libya could be relocated to Europe in 2018, the Italian government said on Sunday.
There are 700.000 illegal immigrants in Libya, 30.000 of whom are in detention centers across Libya, revealed Milad Al-Saadi; the media advisor of Libyan Anti-Illegal Immigration Authority (AIIA).
The African Union (AU) announced, on Wednesday, its intention to repatriate 20,000 immigrants from Libya in the next six weeks.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has pledged greater support for Libya’s UN-backed unity government and called for a closer cooperation in addressing the refugee crisis.
A plan for a voluntary evacuation of migrants in Libya government-controlled detention camps lies at the heart of an emergency migration plan for Africa.
Flights repatriating stranded migrants from Libya will be stepped up, the country’s UN-backed authorities said on Tuesday, as the International Organisation for Migration called on Tripoli to empty its detention centres amid mounting criticism.
French President Emmanuel Macron has said that African migrants trapped in Libya must be evacuated.
Man-Made River administration said water supplies had been shut down for northwestern cities including Tripoli, adding that the water pipelines of Hasawna area were forcefully closed by an armed group that demanded a release of a prisoner from Tripoli in return of reopening the flow of water.