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22 Mar 2017 description
Head of United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Martin Kobler, warned that continued fighting in residential areas continued to endanger the civilian population.
10 Dec 2016 description
The Special Representative is deeply concerned by reports of shells being fired and civilians being prevented from leaving despite the unilateral ceasefire announcement.
26 Apr 2016 description
“A mere 18% of our funding target remains insufficient to save lives in Libya,” said the UN Humanitarian Coordinator in the country, urging donors to boost their support "before it's too late".
22 Apr 2016 description
There are 250,000 refugees in Libya; Ali Al-Za'tari has called for urgent action following reports that up to 500 people lost their lives when an overcrowded boat capsized en route to Europe.
11 Mar 2016 description
The United Nations Support Mission in Libya has received reports that many families are trapped in areas of fighting in Benghazi, specifically in the Qanfouda and Qawarsha neigbourhoods.
16 Nov 2015 description
Libya continues to be embroiled in political strife and deadly violence, with multiple armed conflicts affecting several regions, and contributing to a general breakdown of law and order.
03 Nov 2015 description
Ali Al-Za’tari cautions that the ability to deliver crucial aid to the needy in the South is being affected by the threats to the two Libyan humanitarian workers who were abducted.
25 Mar 2015 description
A UN human rights report reveals a catalogue of violent attacks and threats against Libyan rights defenders, across Libya – and in some cases even after they are forced to leave the country.
10 Feb 2015 description
The report highlights the effect of rampant violence and fighting on civilians in general and number of specific groups in particular, such as women, children, migrants, IDPs and minority groups.
25 Dec 2014 description
Although the security situation in Libya continues to be volatile, UNHCR has managed to resume distribution of core relief items in the country from its warehouse.
23 Dec 2014 description
Fighting in recent months in Libya, has resulted in hundreds of civilian deaths, mass displacement and acute humanitarian conditions for those trapped in conflict zones.
04 Sep 2014 description
The report gives an overview of abuses including indiscriminate shelling and attacks on civilian objects, the shelling of hospitals, the abduction of civilians, torture and unlawful killings.
17 Sep 2012 description
Tripoli, 17 September 2012 - “A transitional justice strategy can contribute to defining how Libyan society will go forward, and lay the foundations for a new democratic society” the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) says in a report released today. The report, titled...
10 Feb 2012 description
UNSMIL has expressed its serious concerns to the authorities about an incident involving attacks against Tawerga IDPs on the morning of 6 February at the IDP camp at Janzur Marine Academy, near Tripoli. Based on direct interviews with witnesses and injured victims, UNSMIL is now able to confirm that...