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Six children among 53 confirmed fatalities after Libya detention centre airstrikes: Security Council condemns attack

The toll from Tuesday’s reported airstrikes on a detention centre in the suburbs of Tripoli has risen to 53 dead and more than 130 injured among the “severely traumatized” surviving migrants and refugees, UN aid agencies said on Friday, reiterating their appeal to close all such facilities in the embattled country.

News in Brief 7 June 2019

  • Libya’s migrants and refugees with TB ‘left to die’ in detention centres
  • OHCHR on Australia probe in national broadcaster
  • Hospitals, schools under ‘near daily attack’ in Syria’s north-west: UN humanitarians
  • UN human rights experts call for independent probe into Philippines violations

 

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Libya’s migrants and refugees with tuberculosis ‘left to die’ in detention centres

Migrants and refugees suffering from tuberculosis are being left “effectively to die” in a Libyan detention centre south of Tripoli, the UN human rights office, OHCHR, said on Friday, citing reports that those returned to shore by the coastguard have been disappeared or sold to traffickers.

News in Brief 01 June 2018

  • UNHCR alarm over deadly detention centre escape in Libya
  • South Sudan faces dire hunger levels ahead of lean season: WFP
  • WHO chief backs call for world leaders to ‘redouble efforts’ on chronic diseases
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UNHCR raises alarm over deadly detention centre escape in Libya

More than a dozen people have been killed or wounded by traffickers as they attempted to flee a detention centre in Libya last month, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Friday, describing it as the “latest horror story” to emerge from the war-torn country.

Children bound for Europe “sell their bodies – their only currency”

Disturbing new details have emerged of the abuse suffered by children travelling from North Africa to Europe on people trafficking routes through Libya.

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Fresh evidence of mass killings in Syria prisons

Allegations of so-called “executions” by Syrian state actors have been published by a top UN rights panel.

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Benin authorities urged to tackle “inhumane” prison conditions

Authorities in Benin have been urged to tackle what have been described by UN human rights experts as “inhumane” conditions in one of the West African country’s prisons.

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