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- WHO: WHO distributes medical supplies targeting 600,000 beneficiaries as Libya conflict continues. 21 May 2019
- IOM: Growing insecurity in Tripoli endangers displaced civilians as armed clashes enter second month. 14 May 2019
- MSF: MSF sheds lights on mental health needs in Libya's detention centres. 9 May 2019
- UNHCR: Move refugees in Tripoli out of harm’s way, urges UNHCR. 8 May 2019
- UNHCR: More than 42,000 people now displaced by Tripoli clashes. 30 Apr 2019
Most read reports
- WHO: WHO distributes urgently needed medical supplies as Libya conflict continues. 21 May 2019
- UN SC: Libya on Brink of Permanent Split, Top United Nations Man Tells Security Council, as African Union Official Calls Country ‘Proxy Battleground’ for External Actors. 21 May 2019
- IOM: Growing insecurity in Tripoli endangers displaced civilians and migrants as armed clashes enter second month. 14 May 2019
- IOM: DTM Libya: Tripoli Displacements, 23 May 2019 [EN/AR]. 23 May 2019
- IOM: DTM Libya - Tripoli Flash Update #17 (23 May 2019). 23 May 2019
• On 24 April, UNHCR and IOM evacuated 328 refugees and migrants from the Qasr bin Ghashir detention centre (DC).
The transfer was conducted after 12 individuals were injured when an armed group entered the DC the previous day. The relocation was carried out with support from the Libyan authorities, UNSMIL and OCHA, who facilitated a humanitarian corridor to make the transfer possible.
TRIPOLI/TUNIS, 24 April 2019 - In response to the ongoing intense clashes in Tripoli, four United Nations agencies launched the Rapid Response Mechanism for the first time in Libya to provide assistance to vulnerable displaced families. The International Organization for Migration (IOM), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Food Programme (WFP) launched the Mechanism, which brings together local partners and agencies’ expertise and enables access to intuitively and rapidly provide the required assistance.
Between 1 January and 31 March 2019, 524 refugees and migrants arrived in Italy by sea, compared to 6,296 and 24,292 in the same period in 2018 and 2017, respectively. In March 2019, 262 individuals reached Italian shores. This is the highest number of monthly sea arrivals since the beginning of 2019 (in January and February 2019, 202 and 60 refugees and migrants arrived by sea, respectively.
Nationality of arrivals
Background to review
Tripoli (ICRC) - The humanitarian situation in and around Tripoli has deteriorated sharply over the past three weeks. More than 30,000 people are said to have fled their homes and are sheltering with relatives or in public buildings.
Power outages are common in areas where clashes are taking place. Tripoli’s basic services and infrastructure, such as hospitals and water pumping stations, which have already suffered from violence over the past eight years, are being weakened further.
A violent attack by fighters who opened fire on refugees and migrants at a detention centre on the outskirts of Tripoli highlights the urgent need to ensure civilians are protected and perpetrators are held to account, said Amnesty International after speaking to eye witnesses.
Armed men raided the Qasr Ben Ghashir detention centre, south of Tripoli on 23 April and shot a number of the people being held there. According to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) at least 12 people were hospitalized as a result of their injuries.
At the invitation of President of the Arab Republic of Egypt and the current Chair of the African Union HE President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, Cairo has hosted Summit-level meeting the AU Troika Committee and the AU High-level Committee on Libya to address the situation in Libya. The meeting comprised H.E.
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has today evacuated some 325 refugees from the Qaser Ben Gasheer detention centre in southern Tripoli amid deteriorating security and escalating violence. The relocation, carried out together with IOM, was triggered by reports on Tuesday of the use of armed violence against detainees who were protesting the conditions in which they were being held, with gunshots reported to have been fired in the air. While there were no bullet wounds, 12 refugees endured physical attacks that required hospital treatment.
CIVILIAN CASUALTIES OF WHICH 21 FATALITIES
REFUGEES AND MIGRANTS IN DETENTION CENTRES EXPOSED TO OR AT RISK OF CONFLICT
ASSISTED WITH SOME FORM OF HUMANITARIAN SERVICES
FUNDING REQUIREMENTS FOR TRIPOLI FLASH APPEAL
• The UN and humanitarian partners are closely following up on corroborated reports received of 30 people being injured and hospitalised following violence in the Qasr Ben Ghashir detention center, where some 890 refugees and migrants are located.Efforts are underway for the urgent relocation of all individuals to safer areas.
Nearly three weeks since fighting began near the Libyan capital Tripoli, the UN health agency warned on Tuesday that “large numbers” of people are sheltering in medical clinics, while civilians continue to be killed or injured, and refugees and migrants remain exposed to clashes.
“The latest figure as of last night is 264 dead and 1,266 wounded”, World Health Organization (WHO) spokesperson Tarik Jasarevic told journalists.
90 CIVILIAN CASUALTIES OF WHICH 21 FATALITIES
35,000 DISPLACED PEOPLE
3,600 REFUGEES AND MIGRANTS IN DETENTION CENTRES EXPOSED TO OR AT RISK OF CONFLICT
22,600 ASSISTED WITH SOME FORM OF HUMANITARIAN SERVICES
US$10.2M FUNDING REQUIREMENTS FOR TRIPOLI FLASH APPEAL
Le HCR, l’Agence des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés, a évacué 163 réfugiés depuis la Libye vers le Niger. C’est la toute première rotation aérienne de ce type depuis l’intensification des combats dans la capitale libyenne il y a deux semaines. L’avion est arrivé à destination vendredi matin.
Le HCR a travaillé avec le ministère libyen de l’Intérieur et les autorités nigériennes pour rendre possible cette évacuation.
IOM Appeals for Funding to Continue Lifesaving Assistance to Migrants, Displaced Population
Tripoli - Nearly three weeks of fighting in the Libyan capital has displaced close to 35,000 people, claimed over 200 lives, and injured more than 1,000. Further insecurity, continued displacements and large-scale humanitarian and protection needs are expected as the conflict continues to intensify.
On 23 April, Inas Miloud, one of the courageous Libyan activists and resource persons in Cordaid’s program Women and youth as Bridgebuilders: Strengthening resilience in Libya, will speak at the annual open debate on Sexual Violence in Conflict at the UN Security Council. Inas will ask for multilateral action on the atrocities that continue to happen in Libya as renewed large-scale fighting engulfs Tripoli.
‘Libyans feel they are now facing the same future as Syria or Yemen’
Tom Westcott, Freelance journalist and regular TNH contributor
As fighting on the outskirts of Libya’s capital heads into its third week and shows no signs of abating, the casualty count is rising, some aid organisations are moving expatriate staff out of the country, and it’s only getting worse for civilians on the ground.
Read more on The New Humanitarian.
Following the onset of armed conflict on 04 April 2019 in South Tripoli, at least 6,995 families (approximately 34,975 individuals) have been displaced from their homes. Since DTM’s last update on 19 April, an additional 570 displaced families (approximately 2,850 individuals) were identified.
Persons of Concern to UNHCR in Libya
As of 23 April 2019, a total of 58,273 asylum seekers and refugees are registered with UNHCR in Libya. A total of 4,643 individuals have been identified by UNHCR and its partners to be currently in one of the accessible Libyan detention centres.
Evacuation from Libya