Reacting to a vote in the Italian parliament approving a new, stricter set of requirements for charities that rescue migrants at sea, accompanied by the prospect of fines and the impoundment of their ships, Amnesty International’s Migration Researcher, Matteo de Bellis, said:
National Commission for Human Rights in Libya (NCHRL), has rejected converting Libya into large detention center for migrants to protect Europe.
New legislation passed by the Italian government earlier this year to curb undocumented migration to Italy has been slammed by search-and-rescue organisations working on the Mediterranean who say the move will increase deaths in the region.
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has expressed concern about the deteriorating water, sanitation, and hygiene situation in Libya, saying that more than four million people, including 1.5 million children, will face imminent water problems if the issue remains unaddressed.
Refugees in Libya face systematic human rights violations and abuse in a bid by authorities to coerce them to return to their home countries, a newly released UN report has revealed.
Underfunding, armed conflict and impact of COVID-19 have increased gaps in the quality of education and inequalities in education in Libya, said UN’s Assistant Secretary-General, Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Libya, Georgette Gagnon.
Libya’s Tripoli-based government led by Abdelhamid Dbeibah sought on Monday to quell public anger over chronic power cuts, devoting its weekly meeting to the electricity sector and admitting it had underestimated the problem.
Demonstrators, overwhelmingly youth, blocked several roads in the greater Tripoli area yesterday setting alight to debris and old car tyres. The protests were against the continuing and lengthening power cuts.
High summer temperatures and widespread power cuts varying from 10 to 16 hours over the last week have led to calls for non-aligned public demonstrations next Friday 1 July. Activists have asked the public to cease being apathetic and call for their rights.
Damascus, Tripoli and Algiers are among the four least liveable cities in the world, according to The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Liveability Index 2022.