Source: United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) |

Libya: Tens of thousands of children at risk amidst violence and chaos of unrelenting conflict

Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore

“Children in Libya, including refugee and migrant children, continue to suffer grievously amidst the violence and chaos unleashed by the country’s longstanding civil war. “Since April last year when hostilities broke out in Tripoli and western Libya, conditions for thousands of children and the civilians have deteriorated further. Indiscriminate attacks…

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

Six months following the enforced disappearance of Siham Sergewa, UNSMIL calls for her immediate release

Siham Sergewa, an elected member of the House of Representatives, was seized at night from her home in the heavily fortified Buhedima District of Benghazi

Six months ago, Siham Sergewa, an elected member of the House of Representatives, was seized at night from her home in the heavily fortified Buhedima District of Benghazi. Since her violent abduction, Ms. Sergewa’s fate remains unknown. UNSMIL continues to follow up on the enforced disappearance of Ms. Sergewa and…

Source: Germany - Federal Foreign Office |

Berlin Conference on Libya

A conference of Heads of State and Government is now to be held in Berlin

By means of the Berlin Process, Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel and Foreign Minister Heiko Maas seek to support the peace efforts of the UN Special Representative to bring about an end to the conflict in Libya. A conference of Heads of State and Government is now to be held in…

Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) |

Nearly 1,000 migrants returned to Libya in the first two weeks of 2020: International Organization for Migration (IOM)

Over 1,000 other migrants who have registered for IOM’s Voluntary Humanitarian Return programme are still trapped in Libya due to the security situation

 At least 953 migrants, among them 136 women and 85 children, have been returned to Libyan shores in the first two weeks of 2020. Most were disembarked in Tripoli and all were taken to detention centres. NGO search and rescue vessels reported having rescued 237 others. These returned migrants are…

Source: Council of the European Union |

Press release following the meeting between President Charles Michel and President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi of Egypt

President Michel reiterated that a political process is the only way forward and the Libyans should be at the heart of defining their future

On 12 January, Charles Michel, President of the European Council met with Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, President of Egypt, in Cairo. The crisis in Libya was at the core of their discussion. President Michel reiterated that a political process is the only way forward and the Libyans should be at the…

Source: Republic of Turkey, Ministry of Foreign Affairs |

Press Release Regarding the Joint Statement Made by Greece, France, Greek Cypriot Administration (GCA) and Egypt on the Eastern Mediterranean

Turkey, with the longest coastline in the Mediterranean has the right to speak on any project concerning the region

The press statement regarding the developments in the Eastern Mediterranean, following the meeting in Cairo on 8 January 2020 with the participation of the Foreign Ministers of Greece, France, Greek Cypriot Administration (GCA) and Egypt as well as Italy, is based entirely on factitious arguments and false premises. The two…

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

Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) Ghassan Salame welcomes international calls for ceasefire in Libya, urges immediate cessation of military operations across Libya

SRSG Salame urges international and Libyan parties to respond positively to these calls and cease all military operations across Libya immediately

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya, Ghassan Salame, welcomes recent calls for a ceasefire in Libya by a number of countries and international and regional organisations, the most recent of which is the joint call today by the Presidents…

Source: European Parliament - The President |

Sassoli on Libya: Stop the war. Solution must be in hands of the Libyans. No external interference

The EU is ready to play its role in fostering dialogue between all the main actors

Statement by the President of the European Parliament David Sassoli following meeting with Fayez Mustafa Al-Sarraj, the Chairman of the Presidential Council of Libya and Prime Minister of the Government of National Accord. “With Mr Fayez Mustafa Al-Sarraj, Chairman of the Presidential Council of Libya and Prime Minister of the…

Source: European Parliament |

Parliament President Sassoli to meet Fayez Al-Sarraj today at 14:30

The meeting is taking place during a visit by Mr Al-Sarraj to Brussels to discuss the ongoing situation in Libya with various EU leader

EP President David Sassoli will meet Fayez Al-Sarraj, Chairman of the Presidential Council of Libya and Prime Minister of the Government of National Accord, today at 14:30. The meeting is taking place during a visit by Mr Al-Sarraj to Brussels to discuss the ongoing situation in Libya with various EU…