Libya

HNEC: Libya’s constitution referendum next February

  • 6 December 2018 - 22:35
HNEC: Libya’s constitution referendum next February

The chairman of Libya’s High National Elections Commission (HNEC) said Thursday that the referendum on a new constitution will be held before the end of next February. The announcement by HNEC's chairman Emad Al-Sayeh signals a small step toward restoring unity and political stability after...

UNHCR: 133 refugees evacuated from Libya to Niger

  • 6 December 2018 - 18:16
UNHCR: 133 refugees evacuated from Libya to Niger

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, in coordination with Libyan authorities, evacuated 133 refugees from Libya to Niger today after hosting them at a Gathering and Departure Facility (GDF) in Tripoli which opened on Tuesday. Most evacuees, including 81 women and children, were previously detained in...

Libya to launch vaccination campaign for over 2.7million children

  • 6 December 2018 - 12:02
Libya to launch vaccination campaign for over 2.7million children

Libya is set to launch a campaign overseen by the World Health Organisation to vaccinate more than 2.7 million children after months of shortages, the health ministry said on Wednesday. The "national immunisation campaign", organised with the United Nations children fund Unicef, is expected...

Benghazi in a standstill de to heavy rain water

  • 5 December 2018 - 12:47
Benghazi in a standstill de to heavy rain water

Several eastern Libyan oil ports including Es Sider and Ras Lanuf have closed due to bad weather, a port engineer said on Wednesday. A tanker had been trying to dock at the Es Sider terminal, but was unable to load, the engineer said. The airport in the main eastern city of Benghazi has also...

UNHCR: Over 57000 refugees and asylums seekers registered in Libya

  • 4 December 2018 - 21:05
UNHCR: Over 57000 refugees and asylums seekers registered in Libya

UNHCR said on Monday that as of 3 December 2018, a total of 57,398 asylum seekers and refugees have been registered in Libya. The UNHCR added that a total of 3,616 individuals have been identified by UNHCR and its partners to be currently in one of the accessible Libyan detention...

New 5000 HIV cases reported in Libya since January 2018

  • 4 December 2018 - 14:41
New 5000 HIV cases reported in Libya since January 2018

The Libyan Health Ministry's Center for Disease Control said on Monday that about 5000 HIV cases have been reported since the start of 2018. According to the director of the Center for Disease Control Badr Al-Deen Al-Najjar, some cases are new and others have been living with the virus for a...

15 illegal migrants drown off Libyan coast

  • 4 December 2018 - 13:20
15 illegal migrants drown off Libyan coast

At least 15 migrants have died in a boat off the Libyan coast, an Egyptian survivor told Reuters on Tuesday. "We were 25 migrants on a boat ... We set off from (the western Libyan town of) Sabratah and we were at sea for 12 days without food and water," he said, speaking in the western city of...

Benzeer: Libya’s Attorney General should probe release of frozen assets in Belgium

  • 3 December 2018 - 21:49
Benzeer: Libya’s Attorney General should probe release of frozen assets in Belgium

The Libyan professor of International Law and Human Rights, Dr. Ramadan Benzeer, has recently commented on the issue of the release of Libyan frozen assets in Belgium.   "The Belgian Minister of Finance Johan Van Overtveldt confirms and the Chairman of the Libyan...

€50 million programme to support basic services in 24 Libyan municipalities

  • 3 December 2018 - 21:16
€50 million programme to support basic services in 24 Libyan municipalities

Italy, the European Union, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) joined representatives of the Presidential Council (PC) and the Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli for the first meeting of the Steering Committee of the...

Angry protesters storm Libyan government’s headquarters

  • 2 December 2018 - 20:12
Angry protesters storm Libyan government’s headquarters

Angry protesters from the families of martyrs and the injured fighters have stormed into the headquarters of the Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli, calling for payment of their salaries that have been suspended since 2014. The protesters entered Sunday the headquarters in Terig...