Posts Tagged ‘UNHCR’

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...

UNHCR concerned over eviction of Tawergha IDPs from Tripoli camp

  • 14 August 2018 - 18:07
UNHCR concerned over eviction of Tawergha IDPs from Tripoli camp

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is concerned about the forced eviction by militias of 1,900 internally displaced persons from Triq Al Matar settlement in Tripoli, Libya. Triq Al Matar was the largest IDP settlement in Tripoli, hosting 370 families originally from the city of Tawergha who had been...

UNHCR looking into possible violations of intl. law in deporting 108 migrants to Libya

  • 31 July 2018 - 14:56
UNHCR looking into possible violations of intl. law in deporting 108 migrants to Libya

The U.N. refugee agency says it is looking into possible violations of international law involving the transport to Libya of 108 migrants rescued at sea by an Italian-flagged mercantile ship. Responding to the suspicions, Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said on Facebook Tuesday that the Italian...

UNHCR: Over 179.400 people are internally displaced in Libya

  • 21 July 2018 - 19:59
UNHCR: Over 179.400 people are internally displaced in Libya

In coordination with local authorities and members of the Mixed Migration Working Group, UNHCR and its partners are following-up on the situation of the refugees and migrants who were found in an abandoned truck near the outskirts of Zwara (115 km west of Tripoli). On 16 July, 98...

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...