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02 Feb 2018 description

Geneva – At least 90 migrants are reported to have drowned, when a boat capsized off the coast of Libya this morning (02/02). According to IOM Libya’s Olivia Headon, 10 bodies are reported to have washed up on Libyan shores – two Libyans and eight Pakistani nationals. Two survivors are reported to have swam to shore, while another was rescued by a fishing boat, Headon said. IOM is working to get more details of the tragedy and to see how best to assist survivors, she continued.

09 Oct 2017 description

Key Figures

2,655 Dead and Missing in 2017 (as of 30 September 2017)

3,543 Dead and Missing in 2016 (as of 30 September 2016)

5,096 Dead and Missing in 2016

11 May 2017 description

Executive Summary

The proliferation of human smuggling in Libya is both a criminal problem and a feature of Libya’s fracture into competing armed factions. Whilst most acutely perceived on Libya’s coast, it is in fact an illicit trade embedded across the country, encompassing and feeding on the political economy and geopolitics of Libya’s Southern, Eastern and Western borders.

26 Aug 2014 description

GENEVE, 26 août (HCR) – Plus de 300 personnes ont trouvé la mort durant leur tentative de traversée irrégulière depuis l'Afrique du Nord vers l'Europe la semaine dernière, ce qui porte le bilan des naufrages cette année à près de 1 900 personnes, y compris environ 1 600 depuis juin.

« Ces derniers jours ont été les plus meurtriers de 2014 en Méditerranée pour les personnes qui effectuent des traversées irrégulières vers l'Europe, avec au moins trois embarcations ayant chaviré ou coulé », a indiqué Melissa Fleming, porte-parole du HCR, aux journalistes à Genève.

26 Aug 2014 description

This is a summary of what was said by the UNHCR spokesperson at today’s Palais des Nations press briefing in Geneva. Further information can be found on the UNHCR websites, www.unhcr.org and www.unhcr.fr, which should also be checked for regular media updates on non-briefing days

09 Jun 2011 description

MADRID, Spain, June 9 (UNHCR) – Ten thousand pop music fans packed into Madrid's Palacio Vistalegre recently to listen to stars such as James Blunt, Enrique Iglesias and Kate Ryan and support UNHCR operations to help people forced to flee Libya.

The seventh annual Primavera Pop festival, which took place on Friday and was organized by the 40 Principales radio station, also helped raise awareness about refugees among a young audience.

09 Jun 2011 description



• España, con una contribución de cerca de 6.000.000 €, es el quinto donante europeo a Libia.

• El Gobierno español ha enviado más de 40 Tm de ayuda humanitaria y ha repatriado a más de 4.000 personas.

La ministra de Asuntos Exteriores y de Cooperación, Trinidad Jiménez, ha visitado hoy las instalaciones del Programa Mundial de Alimentos de las Naciones Unidas (PMA) en Bengasi y se ha reunido con miembros de diversas ONGs que trabajan en esta ciudad.

20 Apr 2011 description

20.04.11 | Libia


La Oficina de Acción Humanitaria (OAH) de la Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional para el Desarrollo (AECID) ha realizado un envío de material humanitario a la ciudad de Misurata (Libia). Este material, que es el segundo envío que realiza España, cuenta con 4,7 toneladas y complementa el enviado la pasada semana de 15 toneladas de medicamentos a Bengasi en respuesta a la situación generada por el conflicto Libio.