The African Union on Monday called for a global conference in July to try to resolve the conflict in Libya, with the aim of holding elections in October.
The chairman of the African Union Commission on Sunday called for an international conference on Libya to chart the way forward for the troubled country.
Oxfam and 43 other organisations have accused European Union governments of being complicit in the “tragedy” of migrants crossing from Libya to Italy, saying more than 5,300 people had died in the Mediterranean in the past two years.
Some 800,000 illegal migrants are currently in Libya, 20,000 of whom are held in government detention centres, according to the head of the Libyan President Council Fayez Al-Sarraj.
Over the past two weeks, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams in Libya have observed a sharp increase in the number of people held in detention centers in Misrata and Khoms.
Sources close to European High Representative for Foreign Affairs Federica Mogherini said Wednesday that the EU may close the Sophia naval mission to combat human trafficking in the Mediterranean.
More than 140 refugees and migrants rescued at sea by a cargo ship landed in Libya and were taken to a detention centre, the United Nations said on Tuesday.
Human Rights Watch has urged Italy and the European Union to condition their support to Libya on tangible improvements in detention conditions for migrants, refugees and asylum seekers.
UNSMIL hosted a meeting yesterday at its Tripoli headquarters between the Presidency Council and Government of National Accord’s Minister of Interior (MoI), Fathi Bashagha, and his Ministry’s top ranking echelon, and representatives of the diplomatic corps in Libya.
Two days of clashes between rival militias near Libya’s capital, Tripoli, have left 10 people dead and 41 wounded, the health ministry said on Thursday.