- UNHCR Libya Operation Update, 31 July - 9 August 2017
- WFP Libya Country Brief June 2017
- DTM Libya | IDP & Returnee Report, Round 11 | May - June 2017
Appeals & Funding
- 2017 Humanitarian Needs Overview (Nov 2016)
- 2017 Humanitarian Response Plan
- UNHCR Expanded Response in Libya 2017 Supplementary Appeal: Jan-Dec 2017 (May 2017)
- Humanitarian Action for Children 2017
- IOM Humanitarian Compendium
Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 119,069 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 16 August, with almost 83 per cent arriving in Italy and the remainder divided between Greece, Cyprus and Spain. This compares with 266,423 arrivals across the region through 16 August 2016.
226,164 Libyans currently internally displaced persons (IDPs)
267,002 returned IDPs (returns registered in 2017)
42,343 registered refugees and asylumseekers in Libya
97,381 persons arrived in Italy by sea so far in 2017
USD 75.5 M requested in 2017
17 August 2017 – The European Union's new policy on Mediterranean Sea rescues threatens life and breaches international standards, two United Nations independent human experts today cautioned.
Since 30 July 2017, the military encirclement of Derna in East Libya has tightened, resulting in a deteriorating humanitarian situation for the estimated 100,000 people remaining in the city.
Save the Children is appalled at reports that an NGO vessel was forced to abandon its deployment to the rescue zone yesterday after being confronted at sea by Libyan authorities. These worrying reports of open hostility and threats against humanitarian actors underline ours and other NGOs concerns for the safety and security of our teams in the newly imposed Libyan Search and Rescue zone.
The vessel, run by Proactiva Open Arms, was operating 27nautical miles from Libyan shores, an area which many believe to be International waters.
Tunis – On 15 August, IOM, the UN Migration Agency, organized a round table on Migrants Health in Libya as part of the regional project, ‘Promoting health and wellbeing among migrants in Morocco, Egypt, Libya, Tunisia and Yemen.’ This project is funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland.
15/8/17 Geneva - IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 118,227 migrants, including refugees, entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 13 August, with almost 83 per cent arriving in Italy and the remainder divided between Greece, Cyprus and Spain. This compares with 265,640 arrivals across the region through 13 August 2016.
Letter dated 8 August 2017 from the Secretary-General addressed to the President of the Security Council
I have the honour to convey herewith a report of the Director General of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) on the status of the implementation of the plan for the destruction of Libya’s remaining category 2 chemical weapons outside the territory of Libya (see annex). The report, dated 24 July 2017, covers the period from 23 June to 22 July 2017.
GENEVA (15 August 2017) – A new code of conduct to be imposed on organizations rescuing migrants and refugees from the Mediterranean Sea could restrict their life-saving work and result in more deaths, a United Nations expert has warned.
The code of conduct, drawn up by Italy with the support of the European Commission, is part of a new action plan designed to support Italy, reduce the pressure of migrant arrivals, and “increase solidarity”.
At the 29th African Union (AU) summit in Addis Ababa last month, the AU decided to accelerate its efforts to help negotiate a peace deal in Libya. This came as the AU was being sidelined by other international actors such as France. To implement its decision to convene a national dialogue of all role players, the AU has to speedily establish technical and analytical support teams, as well as raise the funds to cope with the rigours of brokering peace in Libya’s complex politics.
Ethiopia is now ranked as a Severe Humanitarian Crisis following the mid-year review in which an increased number of people were identified as needing humanitarian assistance, particularly in the food security and WASH sectors.
TUNIS, 14th of August 2017- UNICEF received €11 million from the European Commission to implement work for the most vulnerable children in Libya.
Across Libya, there are 439,000 children in need of assistance. Migrant children in Libya are particularly vulnerable to abuse and exploitation, including in detention centres.
NEW YORK/BRUSSELS, AUGUST 12, 2017—Libyan authorities have announced the establishment of a search and rescue (SAR) zone and restricted access to humanitarian vessels into international waters off the Libyan coast. Immediately after the announcement yesterday, Italian Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC) in Rome warned MSF about security risks associated with threats publicly issued by the Libyan Coast Guard against humanitarian search and rescue (SAR) vessels operating in international waters.
The present study assesses the economic interactions between migrants and the host community, and identifies concrete innovative ways to support their aspirations to a better life. Three key questions are answered: What drives migration in and through Agadez, and who are the actors involved? What is the economy of migration in the town of Agadez? Finally, what, concretely, can IOM (International Organization for Migration) and other stakeholders do to support both host community members and migrants?
Libya, 10 August 2017- The Government of Libya has signed a USD 3.5 million agreement with FAO to strengthen its technical and functional national capacities in agriculture. The project aims to build capacities and to ensure more efficient and effective governmental agricultural support services to achieve greater synergies and impacts.
Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 117,795 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 9 August, with almost 83 per cent arriving in Italy and the remainder divided between Greece, Cyprus and Spain. This compares with 264,381 arrivals across the region through 9 August 2016.
IOM Rome reported Thursday that according to official figures of the Italian MOI, 96,861 migrants have arrived by sea to Italy this year, which is a 3.46 per cent drop from the same period in 2016.