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11 Jan 2019 description
UN Humanitarian Coordinator calls for unconditional, unimpeded and sustained humanitarian access to affected civilians in the old city and urges all parties to protect civilians.
31 Dec 2018 description
As of August 2018, about 194,000 people were internally displaced across Libya, and it is estimated that 97,000 IDPs will need humanitarian assistance in 2019.
20 Dec 2018 description
Migrants and refugees are being subjected to "unimaginable horrors" from the moment they enter Libya, throughout their stay in the country and during their attempts to cross the Mediterranean, according to a new report.
09 Dec 2018 description
Millions of children, regardless of their status or whereabouts, will be vaccinated against measles, rubella and polio during the National Campaign for Vaccination organised by the government UNICEF, IOM and WHO
06 Dec 2018 description
The Gathering and Departure Facility in Tripoli is the first of its kind in Libya and is intended to bring vulnerable refugees to a safe environment while solutions are sought for them.
05 Dec 2018 description
At least a dozen people are dead after a rubber boat capsized off Misrata on Monday. Ten survivors were rescued and treated by IOM medical staff in Libya. Three others remain missing.
23 Nov 2018 description
In the latest evacuation, 132 refugees and asylum seekers were flown from Tripoli to Niger yesterday while longer-term solutions in third countries are being sought for them.
25 Oct 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund
2.75 million children to be protected against Measles, Rubella and Polio during Libya’s National Vaccination campaign coordinated by WHO
18 Oct 2018 description
UNHCR successfully evacuated 135 people out of Libya to Niger on Tuesday night (16 October) amidst an increasingly volatile security situation in Tripoli.
24 Sep 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund
A shortage of food water and electricity is among the daily challenges facing children and families. The country is facing an outbreak of measles, with over 500 cases reported.
04 Sep 2018 description
In light of the ongoing clashes in Libya’s capital, UNHCR is appealing to parties to the fighting to spare civilians and civilian infrastructure and allow safe passage for those seeking refuge.
03 Sep 2018 description
Fifty people are dead and more than 125 need urgent, life-saving medical care. To support the response efforts of the Ministry of Health, WHO is deploying 10 emergency trauma teams.
30 Aug 2018 description
UN agencies and international organizations are assisting hundreds of displaced Libyans and migrants with relief items and evacuations following clashes between armed groups.
24 Aug 2018 description
UNHCR calls on states to offer more safe and legal pathways, such as resettlement, and appeals to resettlement countries to accelerate their procedures.
14 Aug 2018 description
A local militia forced the entire population of Triq Al Matar to flee their homes last week, following three nights of indiscriminate raiding and the arbitrary arrest of 94 residents.
10 Aug 2018 description
Between January and July 2018, IOM safely returned 10,950 stranded migrants from Libya as the number of detainees in the country rose alarmingly.
08 Aug 2018 description
Since 2016 there has been a severe shortage of TB medicines in Libya, with more than 1,500 new notifications of TB during 2016-17, including 80 children. The donated medical supplies should cover their treatment for one year.
24 Jul 2018 description
Conditions in already overcrowded detention centers are getting even worse after a dramatic increase in the number of people intercepted in the Mediterranean and left in Libya.
20 Jul 2018 description
Libya rejects a European Union's plan to establish migrant centres there to stop asylum seekers arriving in western Europe and it will not be swayed by financial inducements, Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj said.
18 Jul 2018 description
Of the more than 650,000 migrants in Libya, at least 9,000 are in detention centres, a number that has doubled in recent months, while the IOM estimates thousands more are at the mercy of smugglers.