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19 Jan 2017 description

Libya continues to be the main departure and transit point for departure from North Africa towards Europe. Between 1 January and 31 December 2016, the Libyan Coast Guard rescued/intercepted a total of 14,332 people in different locations along the Libyan coast, mainly Az Zawiyah, Tripoli and Tajurah. In 2016, Libyan local authorities recovered 1,225 bodies of people who drowned while attempting to cross the Mediterranean towards Europe.

27 Dec 2016 description

Libya continues to be the main departure and transit point for departure from North Africa towards Europe. As of 18 December 2016, the Libyan Coast Guard rescued/intercepted a total of 14,038 people in different locations along the Libyan coast, mainly Az Zawiyah, Tripoli and Tajurah. Since January 2016, Libyan local authorities have recovered 1,207 bodies of people who drowned while attempting to cross the Mediterranean towards Europe.

21 Nov 2016 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

• US$120.7 million funding gap still exists for activities under the 2016 HRP.

• More than 89,000 people benefited from life-saving medicines and medical supplies provide by WHO across Libya.

• 6,770 MT of food for more than 113,000 people distributed in October but funding gaps remain.

• 304 migrants voluntarily repatriated in October to Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Chad, Ethiopia, Kenya and Gambia.

27 Sep 2016 description

This document was produced on 10 Septembert and the data displayed, refers to the month of Augus 2016

12 Aug 2016 description

This document was produced on 10 August and the data displayed, refers to the month of July 2016

18 Jul 2016 description

This document was produced on 7 July and the data displayed, refers to the month of June 2016

01 Jul 2016 description

Horrifying accounts of sexual violence, killings, torture and religious persecution collected by Amnesty International reveal the shocking range of abuses along the smuggling routes to and through Libya. The organization spoke to at least 90 refugees and migrants at reception centres in Puglia and Sicily, who had made the journey across the Mediterranean from Libya to southern Italy in the past few months, and who were abused by people smugglers, traffickers, organized criminal gangs and armed groups.

09 Feb 2016 description

Highlights

  • 302 stranded migrants repatriated, majority directly out of Tripoli, or via Istanbul; 154 migrants to Senegal, 133 people to Burkina Faso and others to Nigeria, Ethiopia and Togo via Istanbul.

  • 400 vulnerable migrants at Abu Sleem Detention Centre receive direct assistance through Non Food Items (NFIs) and hygiene kits.

  • First round of the Displacement Tracking Matrix Libya report released. The report identified 268,943 IDP individuals located in 88 areas

08 Nov 2015 description
report Mixed Migration Hub

Mixed migration trend report for september 2015 covering mixed migration events in:
ALGERIA,EGYPT, ETHIOPIA, LIBYA, MALI, MOROCCO, NIGER, SUDAN, TUNISIA, GREECE AND ITALY.

MHub works on behalf of the North Africa Mixed Migration Task Force consisting of DRC, IOM, OHCHR, RMMS and UNHCR. It promotes a human rights-based approach to ensuring the protection of people moving in mixed and complex flows to, through and from North Africa.

05 Oct 2015 description

Highlights

  • 1059 migrants from 19 different countries have been repatriated since the outbreak of the crisis in July 2014, the majority of them via Tunisia or directly out of Tripoli. In 2015, 709 migrants have been supported by IOM Tripoli to travel back to their home countries so far.

  • Since July 2014, 7079 IDP families and 8762 migrants have benefitted from the distribution of NFIs and hygiene kits in different parts of Libya, including those 417 migrants, who have been rescued at sea by the Libyan Coast Guards on 28 and 29 September.

12 Aug 2015 description

Highlights

997 migrants from 18 different countries have been repatriated, most of them via Tunisia or directly out of Tripoli since the outbreak of the crisis in July 2014

More than 5,578 IDP families and 6,733 migrants have benefitted from the distribution of NFIs and hygiene kits in different parts of Libya, including those accommodated in migrant detention centres.

07 Jul 2015 description

Detained Youth: Study Probes Fate of Young Migrants, Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Libya

Libya - A new study by Asmita Naik for the Mixed Migration Hub (MHub) reveals a consistent pattern of young migrants, refugees and asylum seekers held in Libya in arbitrary detention in squalid, cramped conditions for months at a time without any form of due process.

The study, which paints a damning picture of the immigration detention of young migrants, asylum-seekers and refugees in Libya today, explores their experiences between November 2012 and November 2014.

28 Apr 2015 description

GENEVA, April 28 (UNHCR) – As Europe responds to the problem of dangerous mixed migration flows across the Mediterranean, the UN refugee agency and its partners have been assisting hundreds of people in Libya rescued at sea or intercepted by the coastguard.

UNHCR has been able to help some of the 1,242 people picked up in Libyan waters and mostly taken to immigration detention centres since mid-April. A series of deadly capsizings since mid-April has focused global attention on the risks refugees and migrants are willing to take to reach Europe.

20 Apr 2015 description
report UN News Service

20 April 2015 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned in the strongest terms the killing of a number of Ethiopian nationals in Libya by extremists affiliated with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), according to a United Nations spokesperson.

In a statement released earlier today, Mr. Ban said he “utterly deplores” the targeting of people on the basis of their religious affiliation and expressed his condolences to the families of those who lost their lives as a result of the attack.

13 Jan 2015 description

Three years after the fall of the former regime, the Libyan people find themselves no closer to realizing their aspirations for a better future. Security conditions continue to deteriorate and life remains hard, particularly for migrants.

According to IOM Libya Chief of Mission Othman Belbeisi, an estimated 150,000 migrant workers remain stranded in the country, but some progress is being made in helping the most vulnerable to return home voluntarily.