Libya: Activities at Disembarkation, Monthly Update - June 2018

from UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Published on 05 Jul 2018 View Original

Libya continues to be the main transit point for departure from North Africa towards Europe. UNHCR's interventions at disembarkation points in Libya focus on the provision of life-saving assistance and protection monitoring, to identify persons in need of international protection, as well as vulnerable individuals, such as unaccompanied and separated children, elderly, medical cases, women at risk or victims of trafficking. UNHCR through its partner International Medical Corps provides medical services and core relief items. In addition, UNHCR rehabilitated WASH facilities at six disembarkation points, in Azzawya, Tripoli (3),Tajoura (Al Hamidiyah) and Alkhums.

As of 30 June 2018, the Libyan Coast Guard rescued/intercepted a total of 10,466 people in different locations along the Libyan coast. 3,453 individuals were rescued/intercepted in June, 1,756 in May and 1,463 in April. Since 1 January 2018, Libyan local authorities have recovered 73 bodies of people who perished while attempting to cross the Mediterranean towards Europe.