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UNHCR: 8 thousand illegal immigrants inside shelters in Libya

The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) said that the number of illegal immigrants in shelters in Libya is about 8 thousand immigrants distributed in 18 centers supervised by the Government of National Accord (GNA) Interior Ministry. The UNHCR said on Friday it was concerned about what it described …

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UNHCR criticizes Italian ship who returned migrants to Libya

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) office in Italy criticized the return of 108 migrants rescued from the sea to Libya by an Italian ship. The Commission pointed out that Libyan ports “are not safe”, and this act may violate international law, according to Italian news agency Aki. …

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UNHCR assisted more than 600 thousand refugees in 2018

The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) in Libya said on Monday, it had responded to more than 600,000 refugees in Libya in 2018. More than 51,000 are seeking asylum, according to a UNHCR’s infographic, noting that the number of internally displaced people in Libya exceeds 184,000, and that …

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Switzerland receives 40 refugees from Libya

Swiss authorities have announced the arrival of 40 refugees of the “most vulnerable” category who were stationed in Niger after being held in shelters for illegal migrants in Libya. In a statement to SwissInfo, Swiss Justice Minister Simonetta Sommaruga said on Friday that her country would welcome 80 refugees from …

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UNHCR repatriates 1334 of the 48,000 refugees in Libya

The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) has deported 1334 of the 48,000 refugees registered in Libya to other countries. According to the AFP, UNHCR representative in Libya, Roberto Mignone announced on Wednesday, the evacuation of 1334 refugees among the “most vulnerable in Libya,” including 1020 to Niger and …

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EU and UNHCR discuss migration file in Libya

European Union (EU) High Representative for Foreign Policy, Federica Mogherini discussed on Tuesday with UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) Commissioner, Filippo Grandi the crisis of illegal immigrants in Libya. According to Anadolu news agency, Mogherini discussed with the UNHCR Commissioner the evacuation of 1,300 illegal immigrants by the EU and the …

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EU: 15,000 immigrants repatriated from Libya to their countries

The European Union (EU) announced that the International Organization for Migration (IOM) has assisted 15,000 migrants to return home from Libya through the voluntary repatriation program in cooperation with the African Union (AU). The European Union’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs, Federica Mogherini, said in a statement on Friday that …

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Elections Commission discusses support for women’s participation in electoral entitlements

On Tuesday, the head of the Women’s Support Unit at the Electoral Commission, Arig Al-Ajili, discussed with representatives of media institutions and civil society organizations in Tripoli ways and mechanisms to support women’s participation in the electoral process. She explained the units’ goals of overcoming the difficulties hindering women’s participation …

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