Libya: ERC Amos raises concern over fighting in western...
10 March, 2011
ERC Amos called on all parties to the conflict in Libya to protect civilians. This was following reports of heavy fighting and bombardments in western Libya that have resulted in an unknown number of injuries and deaths.
“All parties to the conflict in Libya must take care to ensure... Read More >>
Libya: Critical shortage of long-haul flights leaves...
9 March, 2011
IOM estimates that some 22,500 people remain stranded at the Libyan borders, with over 16,000 being Bangladeshis. An expected 40 to 50 long-haul flights will be needed to repatriate all the migrants. According to UNHCR, increasing accounts of violence and harassment in Libya against sub-... Read More >>
Libya: Humanitarian agencies to prepare for possible...
8 March, 2011
The United Nations, partner agencies and the International Organization for Migration have prepared the Regional Flash Appeal for the Libyan Crisis. The $160 million plan spells out the funding required for the next three months to meet the current and projected needs of people who have fled... Read More >>
Libya: ERC Amos visits the Libya-Tunisia border
7 March, 2011
The United Nations Secretary-General has appointed the former Foreign Minister of Jordan, Mr. Abdelilah Al-Khatib, as his Special Envoy to Libya. He will undertake urgent consultations with the authorities in Tripoli and in the region on the immediate humanitarian situation and the wider... Read More >>
Libya: UN launches appeal to meet current and projected...
6 March, 2011
The humanitarian community launched today a Regional Flash Appeal for the Libyan crisis.
The appeal requests $160,256,548 to meet the humanitarian needs of the migrants who leave Libya for Tunisia, Egypt and Niger; respond to the needs within opposition-controlled parts of Libya; access... Read More >>