Libya: humanitarian update
31 March, 2011
To date 405,107 people have fled fighting in Libya to neighbouring countries. From 29 to 31 March the number of people that crossed the Libyan border into Tunisia, increased by a third, as compared to the
previous reporting period. Over 12,100 people remain at transit points, primarily in... Read More >>
Leaders discuss Libya’s political future and humanitarian...
29 March, 2011
At the London Conference on Libya today leaders debated Libya’s political future and measures to address humanitarian concerns in the country. Coalition airstrikes persist as hostilities continue, particularly in western Libya. Additional provision of aid continues inside Libya,... Read More >>
Security continues to hamper humanitarian access
28 March, 2011
Hostilities continue in certain parts of Libya while coalition forces enforce the no-fly zone. Opposition forces reportedly gained control of the cities of as Lanuf, Uqayla, Brega and Ajdabiya, along the central coast of Libya. The security situation continues to limit humanitarian access to... Read More >>
Risk for an intensified humanitarian situation remains high
24 March, 2011
The crisis in Libya continues to grow worrisome as violent fighting has caused over 350,000 people to leave the country, according to IOM and UNHCR. Hostilities continue in several locations including Mistrata, Ajdabiyah and Zintan, where protection of civilians and humanitarian needs are of... Read More >>
Humanitarian Coordinator briefs Member States on the...
23 March, 2011
On 22 March, the Humanitarian Coordinator for Libya briefed Member States in Geneva on the humanitarian situation. UNHCR and IOM also presented updates on their respective programme and priorities. At the meeting, concern was expressed over the humanitarian impact of the ongoing hostilities... Read More >>