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29 Apr 2016 description

Libya - IOM Libya staffer Ashraf Hassan met Thursday with Egyptian diplomats in Tunisia to investigate reports of the killings this week of more than a dozen Egyptian men, migrants bound for Europe, who authorities say were shot to death in Bani Walid, near Libya’s Mediterranean coast.

29 Apr 2016 description

The Protection of Civilians (PoC) expands the responsibility of the UN Security Council (UNSC) for international peace and security to the internal affairs of conflict-ridden countries. As s​​uch, it bolsters the authority of the five permanent members (the P5) in world politics and presents them with a flexible tool for exercising this authority. In addition to shaping their responses to situations like Syria and Libya, the principle of PoC shapes the very dynamics of the Council itself, and ultimately the decisions of conflict actors anticipating international responses.​

28 Apr 2016 description

Since 2007, Generations For Peace has trained 8,920 volunteers from 50 countries, and with our support, volunteer-led programmes have reached 229,020 children, youth, and adults in communities facing different forms of violence. Our cascading model, in which volunteers we have trained directly (1st generation) go on to train other 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and even up to 6th generation volunteers in their communities, increases our reach and reinforces the sustainability of our efforts.

27 Apr 2016 description

The select Committee established by the Joint Misrata-Tawergha Dialogue Committee met in Tunis on 25-26 April 2016 under the auspices of the Human Rights, Transitional Justice and Rule of Law Division of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL).

The Committee discussed all steps taken by the Joint Dialogue Committee since its inception until a Road Map was reached on 17 December 2015.

27 Apr 2016 description

27 April 2016 - Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) Martin Kobler condemns the killing of 3 Libyan and 12 Egyptian nationals in a series of incidents in Bani Walid on 26 and 27 April.

"I strongly deplore these terrible killings and call on those with authority on the ground in Bani Walid to ensure that the incidents are investigated and to prevent any further killings" said Martin Kobler.

27 Apr 2016 description

Tunis, 27 April 2016 – Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) Martin Kobler is deeply concerned by recent incursions by the so-called Islamic State into Libya’s oil crescent region and attacks carried on oil fields.

27 Apr 2016 description

Number of civilians killed or injured by explosives rises over 50% in five years

In Unacceptable Harm, Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) comes out with its fifth global analysis of the harm wrought by explosive violence. We recorded 33,307 civilians having been killed or injured by explosive weapons – 54% more than when AOAV’s monitor began in 2011. 2015 was the fourth consecutive year that saw a rise in civilians killed or injured.

27 Apr 2016 description
report Small Arms Survey

The Libyan revolution deposed the Qaddafi regime in 2011 and with it brought to an end the tight regulation of the arms trade. Military stockpiles were raided, and small arms and light weapons made their way into the hands of non-state armed groups and private sellers.

27 Apr 2016 description
infographic REACH Initiative

As part of a wider project to understand the profile and motivations of people migrating to the European Union, this factsheet presents key findings related to migration from Mali. Information presented here is based on interviews with key informants, who were asked to report on migration from their community. Findings presented here are based on a small, purposive sample of respondents in Gao, a key transit point for migrants passing through Mali, and should be considered indicative only.

27 Apr 2016 description

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) president Dr. Mego Terzian recently visited medical facilities in Libya and gave the following account of the current medical and humanitarian situation in the country:

27 Apr 2016 description

France donated a large quantity of medicines to the Benghazi Medical Center on April 26.

This aid comes on top of aid provided jointly with Germany on April 16 during the visit to Tripoli by Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development Jean-Marc Ayrault and his German counterpart.

26 Apr 2016 description

Tunis, 25 April 2016 - Humanitarian Coordinator and Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Libya, Mr. Ali Al-Za'tari, welcomed a small increase in funding to the Libya Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) but warned that the clock is ticking to deliver life-saving aid to Libya. The total received has now reached US$30 million, representing just 18.2% of the $165.6 million required. "Vulnerable people in Libya are looking to the humanitarian community for help,” said Mr. Al-Za’tari.

26 Apr 2016 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Below-average cereal production gathered in 2015 due to poor distribution of rains

  • Prices of millet and sorghum remained mostly stable in recent months

  • Continued assistance required to improve access to food and protect livelihoods of food-insecure and vulnerable people, including refugees and returnees

26 Apr 2016 description
report Mixed Migration Hub

Monthly trend report covering mixed migration to, through and from North Africa

About: MHub is the regional knowledge hub and secretariat for the North Africa Mixed Migration Task Force, comprising of DRC, IOM, OHCHR, RMMS, Save the Children, UNHCR and UNODC. It promotes a human rights-based approach to ensure the protection of people moving in mixed and complex flows to, through and from North Africa.

Scope: This bulletin covers mixed migration trends in Algeria, Egypt,
Libya, Morocco, Niger, Sudan, Tunisia, Greece and Italy.

26 Apr 2016 description

The 2015 Foreign Office Annual Report on Human Rights and Democracy shows that human rights remain at the heart of British foreign policy.

The Foreign Office has issued its Annual Human Rights Report for 2015. The report, published on 21 April 2016, illustrates the priority attached to human rights across the FCO network.

The Foreign Secretary, Philip Hammond, said:

25 Apr 2016 description

Tripoli, Libya | AFP | Monday 4/25/2016 - 14:59 GMT

Libya's new unity government on Monday took control of the foreign affairs ministry headquarters in Tripoli as it seeks to assert its authority over the violence-plagued country.

Mohammad al-Amari, a minister of state in the Government of National Accord, signed the documents passing control of the complex in the north of the capital to the new government, an AFP journalist said.

25 Apr 2016 description

Rome, Italy | AFP | Monday 4/25/2016 - 14:50 GMT

by Angus MACKINNON

NATO is ten weeks away from launching a naval mission off Libya as part of a controversial US-backed plan to close the Western Mediterranean migrant route to Europe, officials said Monday.

The advanced state of preparations for the operation was revealed by Italian Defence Minister Roberta Pinotti as leaders of the US, Britain, France, Germany and Italy met in Germany.

Their talks were due to touch on the migrant crisis and instability and Islamist infiltration in Libya.

25 Apr 2016 description

21 April 2016 – Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) Martin Kobler welcomes the significant progress made in the latest draft constitution agreed on by members of the Constitution Drafting Assembly in their meeting in al-Baida on 19 April.

25 Apr 2016 description

Tunis, 21 April 2016 – Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) Martin Kobler takes note of the statement issued on 21 April by members of the House of Representative supportive of the Libyan Political Agreement and the Government of National Accord.

Mr. Kobler expressed his profound disappointment at today’s inability of the House of Representatives to hold a vote on the proposed Government of National Accord and on amending the Constitutional Declaration.