The Libyan Crimes Watch (LCW) has reported the death of eight people, including seven children, during December as a result of the explosion of landmines planted in Tripoli.
Reports show drinking water in Libyan schools is highly contaminated and a probable cause of recurring disease in schoolchildren. Years of neglect have left water infrastructure decimated, with worrying ramifications for public health.
In July 2018, an Italian-flagged oil supply ship called the Asso Ventotto that was crossing the Mediterranean Sea encountered a stalled rubber raft carrying 101 desperate migrants.
Displaced for years by war, the Mokhtar family is set on reoccupying their home in Libya’s ruined city of Sirte, but bitter that they are repairing the shell-cratered apartment with almost no help.
The Head of Benghazi displaced persons, Saad Al-Abedi, said the number of the displaced from eastern Libya had reached 250.000, telling Anadolu News Agency on the sidelines of the first international conference for the displaced that the displaced from eastern Libya are now in Misrata, Tripoli, Al-Zawiya, Gharyan, Msallata, and …
Pope Francis on Sunday urged countries not to send migrants back to insecure countries such as Libya, where he said many suffer violent and inhumane conditions similar to those in concentration camps.
The United Nations said on Friday that it has resumed humanitarian evacuation flights for migrants stranded in Libya after authorities suspended them for several months. The announcement comes after a massive crackdown on migrants by Libyan security forces.
Thousands of refugees and migrants have been camped out in front of a United Nations centre in Tripoli for three weeks, calling for evacuation from Libya in the wake of sweeping raids that saw thousands arrested.
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) yesterday warned of the “immediate danger” to the safety and wellbeing of at least 1,000 women and children detained in refugee detention centres in Libya.
Libyan authorities have been accused by a European human rights monitor of holding hundreds of Moroccan migrants in inhumane conditions without legal justification for months.