Source: U.S. Embassy in Libya |

Joint Statement on Hostilities in Tripoli

The governments of Egypt, France, Italy, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America reiterate their deep concern about ongoing hostilities in Tripoli

The text of the following statement on Libya was released by the Governments of Egypt, France, Italy, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Begin Text: The governments of Egypt, France, Italy, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America reiterate…

International Organization for Migration (IOM)
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Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) |

“International Approach to Refugees and Migrants in Libya Must Change”: IOM Director General António Vitorino and UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi

The international community should consider the protection of the human rights of migrants and refugees a core element of its engagement in Libya

On 3 July, more than 50 migrants and refugees lost their lives in an airstrike on the Tajoura Detention Centre in the east of Libya’s capital Tripoli. This week we appealed to the European Union and African Union to prevent such a tragedy from being repeated. The international community should consider the…

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

UNHCR and IOM joint statement: International approach to refugees and migrants in Libya must change

The international community should consider the protection of the human rights of migrants and refugees a core element of its engagement in Libya

On 3 July, more than 50 refugees and migrants lost their lives in an airstrike on the Tajoura Detention Centre in the east of Libya’s Tripoli. This week, we appealed to the European Union and African Union to prevent such a tragedy from happening again. The international community should consider…

Source: European Commission |

Statement by the Spokesperson on the situation in the Tajoura detention centre

The European Union is strongly committed to fighting traffickers and smugglers and to strengthening the capacity of the Libyan Coast Guard to save lives at sea

The release of the detainees remaining in the Tajoura detention centre, hit by a deadly attack on 2 July, is a positive step by the Libyan authorities. All refugees and migrants have to be released from detention and provided with all the necessary assistance. In this context, we have supported…

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

UNSMIL congratulates the newly elected Members of the Supreme Judicial Council in Libya

The mission highly values the existing partnership with the judiciary and looks forward for further cooperation with the new council

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) congratulates the Supreme Judicial Council on the successful election of its members across Libya. These transparent elections are an example of democracy and peaceful transfer of power in Libya.  They reflect the independence and professionalism of the judiciary, which is a key…

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Source: Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion of the Republic of Malta |

60 young debaters from the Middle East, North Africa, Europe and the Balkans met in Malta to debate a sustainable 2030 future

The overall objective of the Young Mediterranean voices programme is to empower young people to enhance a culture of dialogue to contribute to public policy

“It is our duty to build the next generation of Euro-Mediterranean dialogue leaders to transform debate into action for a sustainable future. This was stated by the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion Carmelo Abela in his address at the 1st Euro-Med Debate and Policy Forum. Held in Malta for the first…

Source: Council of the European Union |

Declaration by the High Representative Federica Mogherini on behalf of the European Union (EU) on the latest developments in Libya

The ongoing conflict is destabilising Libya and the entire region and has increased the risk of terrorism and of the tragic loss of human lives

The shocking attack on the Tajoura detention centre that caused the death of dozens of refugees and migrants and injured many more, including children and women, is a stark reminder of how the war in Libya is affecting civilians. We condemn it in the strongest terms. All violence against civilians…

Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) |

IOM Assists Survivors of Shipwreck Tragedy Off Tunisia’s Coast

The survivors told IOM staff that the inflatable boat carrying 86 people including four women and two children left Zwara around 6:00am on 1 July

More than 80 migrants, among them women and children are believed to have drowned when a vessel capsized off Tunisia’s Mediterranean coast this week. On Thursday (04/07) the International Organization for Migration (IOM) assisted four male survivors who said they sailed from Zwara, Libya, early Monday. One of the men,…

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

UNHCR saddened by large loss of life in Tunisia shipwreck, calls for end to detention in Libya

According to the two survivors, the incident occurred on Wednesday night (3 July)

More than 80 people are feared drowned following a boat disaster off Tunisia. According to the two survivors, the incident occurred on Wednesday night (3 July). Passing Tunisian fisherman came to their rescue and were able to bring four people to shore and to hospital. However, one later passed away.…

Source: Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion of the Republic of Malta |

Statement by Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion Carmelo Abela, following an airstrike on a migrant detention centre in Tajoura

Our heartfelt condolences go to the families and friends of the victims who have tragically lost their lives in this incident

We are shocked to hear about the airstrikes on Tajoura, specifically on a migrant detention centre, that left 40 fatalities in its wake and countless injured. Our heartfelt condolences go to the families and friends of the victims who have tragically lost their lives in this incident. This inhumane and…