The political instability and crimes against humanity that accompanied and followed the uprising which overthrew President Muammar Qadhafi in October 2011 drove tens of thousands into displacement. Those perceived to have supported Qadhafi or to have benefited from privileges he dispensed through tribal patronage networks were attacked in retaliation. They …
More than 85 percent of the population in Obari has been displaced after seven months of fighting between Tebu and Tuareg tribes that has left the town facing a humanitarian crisis.
As Libya descends further into civil war and lawlessness, migrants from Africa and the Middle East continue to journey to the country’s coast in search of smugglers to take them across the Mediterranean Sea and into Europe. Search and rescue operations by Libya’s coast guard are restricted due to diminishing …
The Tunisian military rescued 86 migrants at sea off the coastal town of Zarzis aboard a makeshift boat bound for the Italian island of Lampedusa, an official said on Wednesday.
(New York) – At least seven civilians, including three children, died in the joint Egyptian/Libyan airstrikes on the eastern city of Derna on February 16, 2015. Libya and Egypt should conduct speedy and transparent investigations into the deaths.
New eyewitness testimonies gathered by Amnesty International indicate that the Egyptian Air Force failed to take the necessary precautions in carrying out an attack which killed seven civilians in a residential neighbourhood in the Libyan city of Derna on 16 February.
The UN has called on Egypt to avoid civilian deaths in its airstrikes against Islamic State (IS) targets in neighbouring Libya.
While Egypt plans an evacuation of its citizens in Libya after the killing of 21 Egyptian Christians by IS, confusingly different reports are circulating on social media and in Egyptian news outlets regarding other Egyptians who have been gone missing in Libya.
Up to 35 Egyptians have reportedly been kidnapped in Libya, in what is feared to be an act of retaliation for Egyptian airstrikes on Derna in eastern Libya.
Egypt has confirmed that its military planes have carried out a series of airstrikes on Islamic State (IS) group targets in Libya.