- Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 05 | July 2016 [EN/AR]
- IOM Libya Migration and Assistance Overview, 1 - 14 July 2016
- IOM Libya: Humanitarian Support to Migrants and IDPs Situation Report | Jun 2016
Appeals & Funding
- 2016 Humanitarian Response Plan (Oct 2015-Dec 2016)
About half of the country's 159 hospitals are either closed or barely delivering services, World Health Organization official says
Country was highly dependent on foreign medical staff
Many hospitals now closed or lacking specialised care
Funding blocked by political turmoil, financial pressures
By Ahmed Elumami
Tripoli, Libya | AFP | Sunday 7/24/2016 - 16:32 GMT
Volunteers have recovered the bodies of 41 presumed migrants that washed up on a Libyan beach, an official from the coastal city of Sabratha said on Sunday.
The bodies, found on Saturday on the city's beach west of the capital Tripoli, were taken to the morgue for DNA testing before being buried, the official said.
"We think that these are people who drowned five or six days ago," added the official who did not wish to be identified.
• The UN and partners coordinate rapid response to IDPs fleeing Sirte as clashes fuel further displacement.
• US$12.2 million needed to continue life-saving food assistance after September.
• Health supplies and medicines reached hospitals in response to acute health crises.
• 1,728 conflict affected children enrolled in non-formal education in Benghazi.
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The Security Council today authorized Member States to acquire, control, transport, transfer and destroy chemical weapons identified by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in Libya to ensure that the country’s stockpile was eliminated in the “soonest and safest” manner.
“Libya is a very dangerous place. There are a lot of armed people. People are killed and kidnappings are common. Arriving in Tripoli, we were locked in a house with 600 to 700 other people. We had no water to wash ourselves, we had very little food and we were forced to sleep on top of each other. It was very difficult for my daughter – she fell sick many times.
There was a lot of violence. I was beaten with bare hands, with sticks and with guns. If you move, they beat you. If you talk, they beat you. We spent months like that, being beaten every day.”
Benghazi, Libya | AFP | Friday 7/22/2016 - 12:51 GMT
A hospital in Libya's second city Benghazi said Friday it had received the bodies of 14 people killed execution-style, in what the UN envoy said was a "war crime".
The unidentified bodies were found Thursday and brought to the Benghazi Medical Centre by members of the Red Crescent, a doctor at the facility told AFP.
"The bodies bear shots to the head which could mean they were executed," said the doctor who declined to be named.
Every day, 10 people are killed by landmines. Besides claiming such a substantial number of lives, landmines form an obstacle to post-conflict reconstruction efforts. Foreign trade and development cooperation minister Lilianne Ploumen said: ‘The devastating impact of landmines doesn’t stop when the violence ends. Emergency workers are left unable to reach the places where they’re needed, refugees can’t return home and farmers can’t access their land.
Airstrikes by the Libyan National Army are endangering the lives of scores of detainees who are being held captive in Benghazi, said Amnesty International.
The organization raised the alarm as new video evidence emerged showing three men who were among an estimated 130 people abducted by the armed group Ansar al-Sharia from a military prison in Benghazi in October 2014. In the video, the first time they’ve been seen since they went missing, the men call for an end to the airstrikes which they say have injured several people and are putting lives at risk.
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WFP distributed 14,000 cash-based transfer (CBT) cards (USD 11.36 per card) in June, as part of the School Feeding take-home entitlement scale up.
The ‘Building Resilient Food Security Systems to Benefit the Southern Egypt Region’ project gave ducks to 100 women in Assiut in its first phase.
The EMOP providing assistance to Egyptians who fled the crisis in Libya has been extended for an additional three months and will begin distributions in July 2016.
With a view to ensure commitment to the implementation of the Libyan Political Agreement and in recognition of the challenges facing the implementation of this Agreement at the current stage leading to the consequent deterioration of basic services and necessities of life for the Libyan citizen, the Political Dialogue convened between 16 to 18 July, 2016 in Tunis to consult with the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) on the ways to implement the Political Agreement.
Alert 2016! Report on conflicts, human rights and peacebuilding is a yearbook providing an analysis of the state of the world in terms of conflict and peacebuilding from four perspectives: armed conflicts, socio-political crises, peace processes and gender, peace and security.
Turkey: Procurement of 2,000 NFIs kits containing 1,000 polar fleece clothes and 1,000 underclothes was finalized and handed over to the Turkish Coast Guards Aegean Reginal Command for rescued migrants, during the reporting period. IOM also provided insulation materials for the 12 tarpaulin tents in reception areas in Turkish Coast Guards’ premises in preparation for the summer.
US$119.8 million still required as Libya response tackles new crisis
The situation in Libya remains volatile. Fresh outbreaks of violence are placing a strain on existing funds as humanitarian responders work to assist those affected. Since early May, clashes in and around Sirte have forced an estimated 35,000 people to flee their homes towards Bani Waled, Abu Salim, Tarhuna, Misrata and 15 other locations. Humanitarian community has already provided non-food items (NFIs), hygiene kits, food and medical supplies to those displaced by the fighting.
Welcome to the July issue of the Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project’s (ACLED) Conflict Trends report. Each month, ACLED researchers gather, analyse and publish data on political violence in Africa in realtime. Weekly updates to realtime conflict event data are published on the ACLED website, and are also available through our research partners at Climate Change and African Political Stability (CCAPS).
In 2015, 3,770 people perished while crossing the Mediterranean, while in the first six months of 2016, 2,861 people were reported to have passed away on the Mediterranean. In the second volume of the Fatal Journeys report released in June 2016, the International Organization for Migration (IOM), estimates that, globally, a record number of 5,400 migrants have died trying to cross borders in 2015 and an additional 3,100 lost their lives in the first five months of 2016.
Regional mixed migration summary for June 2016 covering mixed migration events, trends and data for Djibouti, Eritrea, South Sudan, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Puntland, Somalia, Somaliland and Yemen.
Terminology: Throughout this report the term migrant/refugee is used to cover all those involved in the mixed migration flows (including asylum seekers, trafficked persons, smuggled economic migrants, refugees). If the caseload mentioned refers only to refugees or asylum seekers or trafficked persons it will be clearly stated.