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- Joint Statement: Libya launches a national vaccination campaign against Measles, Rubella and Polio [EN/AR]
- First group of refugees evacuated from new departure facility in Libya
- IOM responds to latest humanitarian tragedy off the coast of Libya
- UNHCR appeals for more resettlement, end to detention as Libya evacuations near 2,500
- UNHCR Libya Response in 2018 (as of 07 December 2018) [EN/AR]
Ceci est un résumé des déclarations du porte-parole du HCR Charlie Yaxley – à qui toute citation peut être attribuée – lors de la conférence de presse du 06 novembre 2018 au Palais des Nations à Genève.
5 NOVEMBER 2018
8389TH MEETING (AM)
Voting to extend, until 15 February 2020, the mandate of the Panel of Experts who oversee the sanctions targeting the illicit export of oil from Libya, the Security Council decided that perpetrators of gender-based violence may also be subject to the measures.
Key developments in Africa in the week of October 28th highlight the rise in Islamic State activity across Africa, persistent security threats in Tunisia and an escalation of the repression against members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria.
In October 2018, activity by Islamic State militants across Africa reached peak levels as recorded in the ACLED dataset. The dense activity by the militants across Northern, Western and Eastern Africa is likely to continue.
This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Charlie Yaxley – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.
Tripoli — The UN Migration Agency (IOM) delivered essential medical items and equipment yesterday (05/11) to the Libyan Ministry of Health through the support of the European Union Trust Fund (EUTF). The supplies and equipment will be delivered to 14 health facilities across Libya, and include ultrasound machines, medical monitors, wheelchairs and other types of medical supplies and equipment.
The United Nations condemns the attack against Jalaa Hospital for Women and Childbirth in Tripoli, by militias. The attackers shot one doctor and threatened the safety and security of the medical staff at the hospital, resulting in a three-day halt of all non-emergency medical services.
This document provides an update of and replaces the UNHCR Position on Returns to Libya (Update I) published in October 2015. It is based on information available up to 3 September 2018, unless otherwise stated.
8388th Meeting (AM)
Outlining her continued activities to fight impunity for grave crimes committed since 2011 in Libya, the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court today asked the Security Council to back up its support with effective action, particularly regarding the arrest of outstanding fugitives from justice.
Statement by Susan Dickson, UK Legal Advisor at the UN, at the Security Council Briefing by the ICC Prosecutor on Libya
I would like to start by congratulating you on China’s assumption of the presidency of the Council for November. We wish you all the best for the month ahead.
In an effort to inform cash-based interventions and better understand market dynamics in Libya, the Joint Market Monitoring Initiative (JMMI) was created by the Libya Cash & Markets Working Group (CMWG) in June 2017. The initiative is guided by the CMWG Markets Taskforce, led by REACH and supported by the CMWG members. It is funded by OFDA and UNHCR.
Tunis, 1 November 2018 – From 1 October to 31 October 2018, the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) documented 10 civilian casualties – eight deaths and two injuries – during the conduct of hostilities across Libya. All victims were men.
The civilian casualties were caused by gunfire (four killed and one injured) and explosive remnants of war (ERW, four killed and one injured).
UNSMIL documented civilian casualties in Benghazi (four killed and one injured), al-Fuqha (four killed), and al-Zawiya (one injured).
The children dance under the mango tree wearing paper hats with crayon-written messages of peace.
Their parents wait patiently in the sweltering hot sun. Together with hundreds of other families they have crammed into a grassy area next to the local church in Yei. The crowd is here to share their stories of suffering in a region that continues to be plagued by violence, despite the much-vaunted revitalized peace agreement.
Tripoli, 1 November 2018 - The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has observed over the last several days the illegal use of force and intimidation against private and public institutions in Tripoli, notably Aman Bank al-Siyahia Branch and the Libyan Arab Foreign Investment Company (LAFICO). The assaults aimed to seize control of these institutions and gain privileged access to financial resources.
• Fighting which erupted in Tripoli in August 2018 continued into September leading to the displacement of 5,065 families (25,325 individuals). UNICEF continued its emergency response reaching over 2,000 children with child protection services;
Urban sustainability is a key objective in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, set by world leaders in 2015 to end poverty, fight inequalities and tackle climate change. Yet, it cannot be achieved if national and local governments continue to overlook the issue of internal displacement. In this blog for World Cities Day, we explore how urbanisation and internal displacement are inextricably linked and must be considered together in order to form effective responses.