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.
A state of panic pervaded the Libyan capital Tripoli on Thursday after the first case of malaria in decades was recorded.
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, said it was troubled by reports of the use of force against protesting asylum seekers last week in Sikka detention centre in Libya’s capital.
Amnesty International said that armed groups and security forces in eastern and western Libya continued to commit war crimes and human rights abuses throughout 2018 with impunity.
In its flash report on the situation, the International Organizations for Migration (IOM), said that a large number of families had been displaced as a result of the recent fighting in Murzuq.
Human Rights Watch (HRW) has called on forces loyal to Libya’s east-based Interim Government and led by Khalifa Haftar to allow aid and medical workers into the Old City neighborhood of Derna.
Some seven civilians have been killed and dozens more wounded in the eastern Libyan city of Derna yesterday, as General Khalifa Haftar’s forces claimed victory over the city after weeks of fighting “terrorists”.
Human Rights Solidarity (HRS) registered 3.719 casualties – killed, injured or captured – in Libya in 2018 due to clashes in different cities and districts.
The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has expressed its concern about civilians in Derna and the south of Libya.