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21 Jun 2018 description
UNHCR calls for urgent international action to strengthen rescue at sea efforts by all relevant and capable actors, including NGOs and commercial vessels, throughout the Mediterranean.
06 Jun 2018 description
report REACH Initiative
According to REACH’s findings, the pace of internal displacement has accelerated, with both displaced and non-displaced populations facing a breakdown of municipal services.
25 May 2018 description
The survivors, mostly teenagers from Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia, were attempting to seek asylum in Europe and reported they were sold multiple times by human traffickers.
24 May 2018 description
Life-saving assistance, such as supplies to support medical facilities and other basic services, as well as food and non-food items, have been blocked from entering Derna, says UN.
22 May 2018 description
Between 1 May 2017 and 1 May 2018, the UN has recorded 36 attacks on medical facilities, personnel or patients, although the actual number is likely to be significantly higher.
16 May 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund
An assessment of the quality of water and sanitation facilities in 140 schools reveals that more than half have insufficient and poor-quality drinking water and sanitation facilities.
04 May 2018 description
Hundreds of migrants and refugees are being held in an overcrowded detention centre in Libya without adequate food or water and in inhumane conditions, Médecins Sans Frontières warns.
27 Apr 2018 description
In March 2018, IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix identified some 29,370 unaccompanied migrant children in Libya – although the real figure could be much higher.
20 Apr 2018 description
Humanitarian help is desperately needed in Libya where recent deadly clashes between armed groups in and around the city of Sabha have forced an estimated 1,900 families to flee their homes.
10 Apr 2018 description
Armed groups, including those affiliated with the State, hold thousands of people in prolonged arbitrary and unlawful detention, submitting them to torture and other human rights violations.
04 Apr 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund
Strategies include establishing hotlines, strengthening coordination with authorities to trace and register children, and widening the network of partners in remote areas in the hope that minors on the move will be rescued.
30 Mar 2018 description
The agencies will continue to support the empowerment and protection of women and girls, fostering their participation in civil society dialogues and ensuring their voices are heard.
13 Mar 2018 description
Some 23,302 migrants have returned since January 2017. The new, integrated approach to reintegration combines support for returning migrants and their home communities.
05 Mar 2018 description
The European Union just adopted on 26 February an additional package worth €115 million in support of the work of the Joint Taskforce, which will be implemented by IOM and UNHCR.
27 Feb 2018 description
“Hundreds of people ... have been stuck in open areas under difficult weather conditions and without access to basic services for over three weeks,” said the UNHC for Libya.
16 Feb 2018 description
The threat of ongoing conflict prevents many from returning to their homes and as a result Libya suffers from one of the highest per capita displacement levels in Africa.
16 Feb 2018 description
report Human Rights Watch
The effort to return followed a long-anticipated decision by the United Nations-backed Tripoli-based Government of National Accord based on an agreement brokered by the UN.
15 Feb 2018 description
Evacuations have provided a new chance at life for more than 1,000 refugees who were detained in Libya. By the end of 2018, UNHCR plans to evacuate thousands more.
01 Feb 2018 description
report Oxfam
Migrants who have managed to escape Libya following the deal have told Oxfam and its partner Borderline Sicilia of ongoing kidnapping, murder, rape and forced labor.
29 Jan 2018 description
After seven years of conflict, the humanitarian situation in Libya continues to deteriorate. UNICEF is appealing for US$20 million to scale up its response.