The Chief of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Filippo Grandi expressed during a meeting with German Chancellor, Angela Merkel his concern over the humanitarian situation in Libya.
The United Nations has announced the increase of the number of displaced people fleeing the battles in the Libyan capital Tripoli and its surroundings to 18 thousand people.
Thousands of civilians in Libya have been forced out of their homes on the southern outskirts of the capital, Tripoli. As the fighting continues between forces loyal to Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar and others allied with the internationally-recognised government – the humanitarian situation is worsening.
The Head of the Libyan Presidential Council, Fayez Al-Sarraj, has ordered for kind treatment of the captives of Khalifa Haftar’s forces and the release of the ones who are under 18, calling their families to take them home.
The United Nations has evacuated 150 refugees from a detention centre in Tripoli, as fierce clashes for control of the Libyan capital led to the postponement of a peace conference planned for next week.
The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) of the UN Secretariat said in a report on Monday that 2,200 people were displaced from their homes because of the battle in southern Tripoli, the capital of Libya.
The worsening security situation in Libya, where forces loyal to the leader of the self-styled Libyan National Army are attempting to seize the capital city, could make conditions even more dire for migrants in the country, the European Union’s Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs, and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos said at …
The EU’s foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini demanded the closure of migrant shelters in Libya, on claims that their conditions of detention were unacceptable.
Amnesty International criticised the European Union on Wednesday for a “shameful” abdication of its humanitarian responsibilities after the bloc agreed to withdraw ships patrolling the Mediterranean for migrants attempting the perilous voyage, says Reuters.
Dozens of migrants are suffering from malnutrition in a detention center in Libya’s capital, an international charity said Thursday.