Thousands of migrants still trapped by intensifying clashes in Tripoli detention centres

14 May 2019

Thousands of migrants remain trapped by fighting in and around Tripoli, UN agency IOM has warned, more than a month after an assault on the Libyan capital began, led by self-styled Libyan National Army commander, Khalifa Haftar.

In an interview with Daniel Johnson from UN News, Safa Msehli, from the International Organization for Migration in Libya, explains how the agency helps those held in 11 official detention facilities.

She also gives us an update on last weekend’s deadly shipwreck, in which dozens of desperate migrants died, trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea to Europe.

Audio Credit:
Daniel Johnson, UN News, Geneva.
Audio Duration:
5'22"

 

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