- IOM Libya: Migration and Assistance Overview, 9 - 22 September 2016
- Libya: Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 07 | September 2016 [EN/AR]
- IOM Libya: Humanitarian Support to Migrants and IDPs Situation Report | August 2016
Appeals & Funding
- Sirt Flash Appeal Sep-Dec 2016
- 2016 Humanitarian Response Plan (Oct 2015-Dec 2016)
Tunis, Tunisia, 28 September 2016 – The office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Libya organized a 3 day training for 20 Libyan officials in Tunisia on 26, 27 and 28 September 2016. The training was an occasion to gather various local authorities involved in refugee protection, to discuss and exchange information about international refugee law, as well as the situation of refugees in Libya.
By Huma Haider
Is there evidence that the degree of respect for international humanitarian law (IHL) during an armed conflict affects peace processes (improves the prospects for peace-making)?
28 September 2016 - Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) Martin Kobler wishes to clarify his statements, on 27 September 2016, regarding de-criminalization of irregular migration in Libya, which has been widely misperceived.
Human Rights Council
Hears Oral Update on the Situation of Human Rights in Libya
Concludes Interactive Dialogue on the Situation of Human Rights in Libya
arrivals by sea in 2016*
dead/missing in 2016*
Trends of Sea Arrivals
No. 237/2016 dated 26 September 2016
By Ahmad Saiful Rijal Bin Hassan and Mohamed Sinan Siyech
Libyan forces with US air support are driving out Islamic State fighters in Libya. Still the oil-rich nation is deeply divided by rival factions and armed militias.
This document was produced on 10 Septembert and the data displayed, refers to the month of Augus 2016
In Libya, UNHCR operates through its direct implementation as well as in partnership with key international humanitarian actors such as the International Medical Corps, CESVI, ACTED, Mercy Corps and REACH.
Libya continues to be the main departure and transit point for departure from North Africa towards Europe. As of 15 September 2016, the Libyan Coast Guard rescued/intercepted a total of 11,271 people in different locations along the Libyan coast, mainly Al Zawiyah, Tripoli, Tajoura and Zwara. Since January 2016, Libyan local authorities confirmed the death of at least 660 people presumed to be aslyum seekers and refugees who drowned while attempting to cross the Mediterranean.
Meeting in the margins of the General Assembly today, 22 September, senior officials from Algeria, Canada, Chad, China, Egypt, France, Germany, Jordan, Italy, Malta, Morocco, Niger, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sudan, Tunisia, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, the United States, the European Union, United Nations, the League of Arab States, and the African Union adopted a communique “[reaffirming their] commitment to the United Nations Support Mission in Libya’s (UNSMIL) efforts under the leadership of the UN …
• UN and partners appeal for US$ 10.7 million to provide relief in Sirt
• WHO keeps delivering medical supplies and lifesaving medicines to major cities in Libya
• Lack of liquidity, shortage of gas, fuel, and price hikes remain the major problems in Derna
• UNICEF responds to the recruitment of children in armed groups
Humanitarian situation in areas affected by ongoing armed conflict
- Greece: IOM has completed the installation of communication containers in six sites/ camps where IOM has permanent presence (three in Attica and three in Northern Greece).
On the occasion of World Humanitarian Day, celebrated on August 19 every year, Civil Initiatives Libya’s Benghazi centre commemorated the day on August 28, in partnership with Peaceful Change Initiative and a number of local civil society organizations. The event brought together both local and international organizations working in the city of Benghazi.
TUNIS, 23 September 2016 - “According to reports, at least nine civilians including women and children were killed and 20 others were wounded in Sokna, an oasis town in central Libya, on Tuesday.
“The attack hit a public park where children and families were enjoying themselves. This attack shows that even the simple act of playing has become dangerous for the children of Libya.
“UNICEF calls on all parties to the conflict in Libya to protect children from all forms of violence and keep them out of harm’s way.
12,582 migrants have been rescued in 2016 to date, as reported by the Libyan Coast Guard (LCG)
Regional Migrant Figures Update
In 2016 (as of 21 September) 130,567 arrivals were recorded by sea to Italy through the Central Mediterranean route, whereby 5,997 migrants were recorded between 11 and 18 September, an 87% increase from the week before when 3,209 were reported. The main countries of origin are Nigeria, Eritrea and Gambia.
51,031* migrants assisted with Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (AVRR) from 1 January to 30 June 2016
Libya - On 20 September, IOM Libya helped 160 stranded Burkinabe migrants, including 13 women, 9 children and 4 infants to return to Burkina Faso from Libya.
The repatriation – carried out in close cooperation with the Libyan authorities, the Burkina Faso Embassy in Tripoli and the IOM office in Burkina Faso – was by charter flight from Tripoli’s Mitiga Airport to the Burkinabe capital Ouagadougou.
Libya in 2016 is plagued by conflict. Multiple armed groups, fighting, crime, and kidnapping are destroying normal life. Families are fleeing their homes, or living in constant fear. The bright hopes of a few years ago have not become reality.
“What can I say about the situation?” asks Ahmed Mahdi. Ahmed is from Sirte, a city partially destroyed in various battles. “It is bad. There is no money, no medicine, no food, and roads are blocked, what can I say now? There is nothing good to say.”