Posts Tagged ‘UNHCR’

UNHCR concerned over treatment of illegal immigrants in Libya detention centers

  • 6 March 2019 - 12:21
UNHCR concerned over treatment of illegal immigrants in Libya detention centers

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, said it was troubled by reports of the use of force against protesting asylum seekers last week in Sikka detention centre in Libya's capital. "The protests have been driven by frustration and anxiety among asylum-seekers who have been detained in extremely dire...

UNHCR evacuates 130 people from Libya to Niger

  • 29 January 2019 - 20:56
UNHCR evacuates 130 people from Libya to Niger

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, evacuated yesterday (28 January) 130 people out of Libya, marking the first evacuations to Niger in 2019. The individuals evacuated had been detained in very dire conditions, and for months on end. UNHCR advocated for them to be released, and transferred them to the...

UNHCR registers over 56.700 asylum seekers and refugees in Libya

  • 29 January 2019 - 13:19
UNHCR registers over 56.700 asylum seekers and refugees in Libya

UNHCR said Tuesday that as of 28 January 2019, a total of 56,756 asylum seekers and refugees are registered with the UN refugee agency in Libya. "A total of 3,906 individuals have been identified by UNHCR and its partners to be currently in one of the accessible Libyan detention centres." UNHCR...

UNHCR: 114 migrants resettled from Libya to Canada and Norway

  • 13 December 2018 - 15:41
UNHCR: 114 migrants resettled from Libya to Canada and Norway

The United Nation Higher Commissioner of Refugees (UNHCR) said on Wednesday that it has helped resettle 114 immigrants from Libya to Norway and Canada in the first week of December. "During the first week of December, 3 flights with 114 Eritrean, Sudanese and Syrian vulnerable refugees left...

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...

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...

UNHCR: Over 57.000 migrants and refugees registered in Libya

  • 26 November 2018 - 21:39
UNHCR: Over 57.000 migrants and refugees registered in Libya

UNHCR said on Monday that as of 26 November 2018, a total of 57,354 asylum seekers and refugees are registered with UNHCR in Libya. "A total of 3,572 individuals have been identified by UNHCR and its partners to be currently in one of the accessible Libyan detention centres." A statement by...

UNHCR evacuates 135 migrants from Libya to Niger for third country settlement later

  • 18 October 2018 - 20:47
UNHCR evacuates 135 migrants from Libya to Niger for third country settlement later

Amidst an increasingly volatile security situation in Tripoli, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency successfully evacuated 135 people out of Libya to Niger on Tuesday night. Many of the evacuated had been held in detention centres for several months and were suffering from the effects of malnutrition...

UNHCR accuses smugglers of posing as its personnel in Libya

  • 8 September 2018 - 18:11
UNHCR accuses smugglers of posing as its personnel in Libya

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is dismayed at reports of smugglers and traffickers posing as UNHCR staff in Libya and calls on the authorities for action against all criminals trying to target desperate refugees and migrants. Reliable reports by our sources and refugees suggest that traffickers...

UNHCR concerned over deteriorated conditions for migrants held in Libyan detention centers

  • 25 August 2018 - 21:15
UNHCR concerned over deteriorated conditions for migrants held in Libyan detention centers

The U.N. refugee agency said on Friday it was gravely concerned about a deterioration in conditions for migrants held in Libyan detention centers that had led to riots and hunger strikes. An estimated 8,000 migrants are currently held in 18 detention centers linked to the internationally...