UNHCR calls for release of detained refugees in Libya
The United Nation refugee agency provided refugees with relief items and called for their release from detention centres
THE United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Libya has called for the release of refugees and asylum seekers in Libya.
In a statement issued on their official Twitter account, the refugee agency said that they had distributed blankets and mattresses to around 100 refugees and migrants in dire need of relief items, currently being held at the Abusaleem detention centre.
UNHCR teams distributed today blankets and mattresses to some 100 refugees and migrants in dire need of relief items, held at the Abusaleem detention centre.
UNHCR reiterates it’s call for the orderly release of all refugees and asylum-seekers held in Libyan detention centre. pic.twitter.com/F609QvsmWy
— UNHCR Libya (@UNHCRLibya) December 9, 2020
As of October 2018, Libya hosts 57,600 refugees and asylum-seekers who are registered with UNHCR. Refugees are travelling alongside migrants through dangerous routes towards Europe. Up to 90 per cent of people crossing the Mediterranean Sea to Europe depart from Libya.
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