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- UNHCR: UNHCR expands help to refugees in urban areas in Libya. 28 Nov 2019
- IOM: Urgent shift needed in approach to the situation in Libya. 21 Nov 2019
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- UNICEF: The U.S. Government Pledges US$ 1,500,000 to Support Child Protection and Health Service Delivery in Libya. 5 Dec 2019
- UNHCR: UNHCR Update Libya (6 December 2019) [EN/AR]. 6 Dec 2019
- UNHCR: UNHCR Libya Response in 2019 (6 December 2019) [EN/AR]. 6 Dec 2019
- UNHCR: UNHCR expands help to refugees in urban areas in Libya, reassesses role of Gathering and Departure Facility [EN/AR]. 28 Nov 2019
- MMC: What makes refugees and migrants vulnerable to detention in Libya? A microlevel study of the determinants of detention. 3 Dec 2019
HUMANITARIAN SITUATION AND NEEDS
Situation in Libya
The UN team has warned of public health threats in Tripoli with the potential outbreak of infectious diseases (a measles outbreak has already been reported) and a deterioration of food security. For the moment, there is no UN presence in the city due to security concerns.
The Dhibat/Wazin border remains open and humanitarian partners are able to access and provide assistance to the Nafusa Mountains as far as Yafran via this border crossing.
This report is produced by OCHA in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It was issued by OCHA Libya. It covers the period from 9 to 16 June. The next report will be issued on or around 23 June.
The Libyan Ministry of Health Centre for Disease Control has reported several cases of measles in Sabha, in southern Libya. OCHA Chad has received reports of measles-like symptoms among Chadians returning from Libya.
This report is produced by OCHA in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It was issued by OCHA Libya. It covers the period from 6 to 9 June. The next report will be issued on or around 16 June.
GLIDE n° OT-2011-000064-NER
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) is a source of un-earmarked money created by the Federation in 1985 to ensure that immediate financial support is available for Red Cross Red Crescent response to emergencies. The DREF is a vital part of the International Federation’s disaster response system and increases the ability of National Societies to respond to disasters.
The on-going conflict and political stalemate in Libya has left migrants in a situation of continued vulnerability, with large groups stranded across the country.
During an assessment of the humanitarian needs in various parts of Libya, IOM staff reported on the plight of a large community of mostly African and Filipino migrant workers sheltering in two sites in the capital, Tripoli.
The ICRC continues to address urgent humanitarian needs in Libya. Having spent an entire week helping civilians in Misrata and having visited the Jebel Nefusa mountains for the first time, the ICRC is now at work in the south-western region of Sabha.
This report is produced by OCHA in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It was issued by OCHA Libya. It covers the period from 31 to 2 May. The next report will be issued on or around 2 June.
I. HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES
• A United Nations inter-agency mission continues to assess humanitarian needs in Tripoli, Khums, and Zlitan. Some 49,000 IDPs from Misrata, living around Khums, are in need of some humanitarian assistance, according to recent findings by the mission.
· On June 1, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Secretary-General announced that NATO will extend its mission in Libya for an additional 90 days. Without the extension, the NATO mission would have expired on June 27, 2011. According to NATO’s deputy spokeswoman, the decision to extend was reached during a recent meeting of ambassadors from 28 NATO member countries, as well as ambassadors from five non-NATO member countries participating in the Libya campaign—Jordan, Qatar, Sweden, Morocco, and the United Arab Emirates.
On 17 February 2011, major political protests began in Libya against the Gaddafi government. By late February, the country descended rapidly into chaos with most of the Northern Libyan cities joining in the revolt. Government forces remained solidly in control of the cities of Tripoli, Sirte and Sabha.
This report is produced by OCHA in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It was issued by OCHA Libya. It covers the period from 26 to 30 May. The next report will be issued on or around 2 June.
I. HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES
• A mission to Tripoli led by the Humanitarian Coordinator including IOM, OCHA, UNDSS, UNICEF, UNHCR, WHO and WFP is conducting needs assessments and will discuss the delivery of humanitarian aid to conflict-affected areas.
This report produced by OCHA Libya in collaboration with humanitarian partners, covering the period of 23 May to 26 May. The next report will be issued on or around 30 May.
On 24 May, unrest at Choucha Camp left four dead, nineteen injured and parts of the camp destroyed. The situation in the camp has now eased. The humanitarian community and the Tunisian Government are discussing the security, the position and the composition of the camps in Tunisia.
Djerba, Ras Jdir (Medenine Governorate)
This week saw serious disruption at the Choucha camp near the Tunisia - Libya border where around 4,000 migrant workers and refugees from the conflict in Libya are accommodated pending humanitarian evacuation to their countries of origin, or other solutions. Four Eritreans died in a fire in the Eritrean block of the camp on 22 May as residents were sleeping. Twenty tents were lost, and the cause is being investigated. At the time, the Choucha camp was hosting some 4,500 people - mostly Somalis, Eritreans, and Sudanese.
· On May 23, an International Organization for Migration (IOM)-charted evacuation ship returned to Benghazi from Misratah, carrying 726 migrants and 56 wounded individuals, according to the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). The vessel—the seventh such ship chartered by IOM—also transported more than 300 metric tons (MT) of humanitarian aid to Misratah, including a field hospital, three ambulances, and oxygen cylinders.
This report produced by OCHA Libya in collaboration with humanitarian partners, covering the period of 19 May to 23 May. The next report will be issued on or around 26 May.
I. HIGHLIGHTS / KEY PRIORITIES
• The United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator and a team including IOM, WHO and UNDSS, traveled to Tripoli from 20 – 22 May to discuss the return of an international humanitarian presence in the capital.
• In the Western Mountains area, the most affected populations are around Yafran, Al Qaala and Kekla.
This report produced by OCHA Libya in collaboration with humanitarian partners, covering the period of 12 May to 16 May. The next report will be issued on or around 19 May.
To date around 14,000 people have arrived by boat to Italy and Malta from Libya. At least 1,200 people have died during the journey or are missing.
Fuel scarcity continues across Libya.
The number of people remaining at the camps near the Ras Ajdir, at the Tunisia border, is the lowest since the beginning of the crisis at 2,375 people.