Posts Tagged ‘UNHCR’

122 migrants in Libya sent to Niger with the assistance of UN High Commissioner for Refugees

  • 20 June 2018 - 14:42
122 migrants in Libya sent to Niger with the assistance of UN High Commissioner for Refugees

UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi boarded a chartered flight Tuesday bound for Niger with 122 refugees, mostly women and children, on board. The refugees, who had been held in detention in the Libyan capital, were identified by UNHCR as “extremely vulnerable” and qualifying...

UNHCR resumes evacuation of migrants from Libya for third countries’ resettlement

  • 9 May 2018 - 13:01
UNHCR resumes evacuation of migrants from Libya for third countries’ resettlement

UNHCR has resumed evacuation of migrants from Libya with a flight of 132 mostly Eritrean refugees and asylum seekers to Niger for resettlement in third countries. The group left Tripoli’s Mitiga airport on Tuesday but the aircraft had a technical problem and had to turn back, UN officials...

UNHCR: Libya remains main transit point for departure from North Africa towards Europe

  • 8 May 2018 - 17:02
UNHCR: Libya remains main transit point for departure from North Africa towards Europe

Libya continues to be the main transit point for departure from North Africa towards Europe, UNHCR said in a monthly report. 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...

UN: Evacuation of migrants’ deal from Libya at risk

  • 5 March 2018 - 20:13
UN: Evacuation of migrants’ deal from Libya at risk

  International efforts to release people from Libyan detention centres to Niger have hit a deadlock, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) has warned.   A senior official from the UN agency told MEPs in the European Parliament on Monday (5 March) that if more refugees and...

UNHCR voices deep concern of Tawergha IDPs conditions

  • 25 February 2018 - 15:53
UNHCR voices deep concern of Tawergha IDPs conditions

UNHCR is concerned at the plight of several hundred Libyan families prevented by armed groups from returning to their homes in the city of Tawergha and now stranded in difficult conditions. The Tawergha community been displaced since 2011, when the 40,000 inhabitants of the city were forced...

UNHCR puts immigrants stranded in Libya on flights to Europe

  • 22 February 2018 - 20:27
UNHCR puts immigrants stranded in Libya on flights to Europe

The U.N. refugee agency has evacuated more than 1,000 highly vulnerable people from Libya in a three-month operation that began last November. The agency hopes to evacuate hundreds more and is searching for more lasting solutions for people who are held in detention centers in Libya, and whose...

UNHCR evacuated 1000 migrants from Libya in three months

  • 15 February 2018 - 14:40
UNHCR evacuated 1000 migrants from Libya in three months

Since November, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has evacuated over 1,000 highly vulnerable refugees out of Libya and is looking for durable solutions for them in third countries. On Tuesday, a flight departed from Tripoli bound for, Niamey, Niger, carrying 128 refugees and on Wednesday, a second...

UNHCR evacuated 136 migrants from Libya to Niger on February 2nd

  • 5 February 2018 - 12:50
UNHCR evacuated 136 migrants from Libya to Niger on February 2nd

On 2 February, UNHCR evacuated 136 vulnerable refugees from Libya to UNHCR’s Emergency Transit Mechanism (ETM) in Niger. There, their case will be processed to find a durable solution, including resettlement. With this flight, UNHCR has evacuated 674 refugees from Libya (512 to the Niger ETM...

UNHCR: 134 migrants evacuated from Libya to Niger

  • 28 January 2018 - 15:25
UNHCR: 134 migrants evacuated from Libya to Niger

On 26 January, UNHCR evacuated 134 vulnerable refugees, including 74 unaccompanied and separated children, from Libya to UNHCR’s Emergency Transit Mechanism (ETM) in Niger. In a statement on Saturday, UNHCR said that they will await in Niger durable solutions, including...

UNHCR flies 162 illegal immigrants from Libya to Italy for first time in history

  • 23 December 2017 - 21:05
UNHCR flies 162 illegal immigrants from Libya to Italy for first time in history

UNHCR announced Friday the evacuation of 162 highly vulnerable refugees from Libya to Italy, including unaccompanied children and women who had been held captive for extended periods of time. “For the first time, we have been able to evacuate vulnerable refugees straight from Libya to Italy....