Source: United Arab Emirates Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation |

Libyan FM Reiterates Solidarity with UAE in Phone Call with H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed

El Mangoush expressed Libya's strong condemnation and denunciation of the terrorist attack

H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, received today a phone call from Najla El Mangoush, Libya's Minister of Foreign Affairs. During the phone call, El Mangoush expressed Libya's strong condemnation and denunciation of the terrorist attack by the terrorist Houthi militia on…

Source: Norwegian Refugee Council |

Libya: Hundreds detained in renewed crackdown on migrants and refugees

The humanitarian agencies call on the Libyan authorities to immediately release those detained – particularly women, children, and refugees - and protect them from further violence

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) and the International Rescue Committee (IRC) are alarmed by the detention of more than 600 migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers in front of the former Community Day Centre in Tripoli early this morning. The centre used to provide humanitarian assistance to refugees and asylum seekers…

Source: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) |

Libya: Last evacuation flight of the year brings 177 vulnerable asylumseekers to safety in Niger

It is the second evacuation flight to Niger this year, since the Libyan authorities lifted a blanket ban on humanitarian flights in October

In the last evacuation flight of the year out of Libya, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has brought 177 vulnerable asylum seekers to safety in Niger. It is the second evacuation flight to Niger this year, since the Libyan authorities lifted a blanket ban on humanitarian flights in October. It…

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2021 Year in Review: Refugee, migrant numbers rise, despite travel curbs

By November, more than 84 million people had been forced from their homes, according to UNHCR data

Pandemic-related travel restrictions may have put a dent on international migration figures in 2021, but the number of people forced to leave their homes, due to conflict and persecution, rose to record highs. By November, more than 84 million people had been forced from their homes, according to UNHCR data. This…

Source: United Arab Emirates Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation |

UAE leaders congratulate Head of Libya's Presidential Council on Independence Day

President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has sent a message of congratulations to Mohamed Younis Al-Menfi, Head of the Libyan Presidential Council, on the occasion of his country's Independence Day. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Sheikh…

Source: European External Action Service (EEAS) |

Libya: Statement by High Representative Josep Borrell on the postponement of the elections

Libya and its people deserve stability and peace after a decade of conflict

Today, Libyans were supposed to be heading to the polls to decide their future through elections. The Libyan authorities have now officially confirmed this moment has been postponed. We call on them to swiftly devise a plan and a clear calendar to hold inclusive, free, fair, and credible presidential and…

Source: United Kingdom Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office |

Joint statement on elections in Libya – December 2021

The UK, US, France, Germany and Italy have issued a joint statement on elections in Libya

France, Germany, Italy, the UK, and the United States of America welcome the statement of the Secretary-General’s Special Adviser (SASG) on Libya, Stephanie Williams on 23 December and commend the work of the SASG to engage in broad consultations across Libya over the past ten days. We express our strong…

Source: United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) |

Statement Attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General – on Libya

The Secretary-General commends the 2.8 million Libyans who have registered to vote

The Secretary-General takes note of the announcement on 22 December by the Libyan High National Elections Commission that a new date needs to be set by the House of Representatives for the first round of Presidential elections.  The Secretary-General commends the 2.8 million Libyans who have registered to vote. It…

Source: United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) |

Statement From The Special Adviser To The Secretary-General On Libya

To contribute to a solution of Libya’s political crisis and to durable stability, presidential and parliamentary elections must take place in the appropriate conditions

At the request of the Secretary-General, I arrived in Libya on 12 December to lead United Nations good offices and mediation efforts and engagements with Libyan and international stakeholders to pursue implementation of the three intra-Libyan dialogue tracks—political, security, and economic--and to support the holding of presidential and parliamentary elections in…

Source: U.S. Embassy in Libya |

Statement on the current situation of armed groups’ movements and the steps in the electoral process

The United States shares the concern and disappointment of the vast majority of Libyans who expect to have the opportunity to vote for their country’s future

U.S. Special Envoy and Ambassador to Libya Richard Norland urges calm and encourages steps that can continue to de-escalate the tense security situation in Tripoli or elsewhere in Libya. Now is not the time for unilateral actions or armed deployments that risk escalation and unintended consequences detrimental to the security…