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Increasing hostilities in Libya taking heavy toll on civilians, warns UN relief official

The top United Nations relief official in Libya has voiced deep alarm at the humanitarian impact of increasing hostilities in Tripoli, which has led over two days to the deaths of 11 people, most of them civilians, and the wounding of 18 others.  

UN chief 'alarmed' by violations of UN-backed ceasefire in Libya

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres stated on Friday that he is “alarmed by the increasing number of violations of the ceasefire” in the capital of Libya, Tripoli, which has led to the death of dozens of civilians. 

Security Council extends mandates of UN peace operations in Libya, Colombia through next September

By unanimous agreement on Thursday, the Security Council extended the mandates of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) and the Organization’s Verification Mission in Colombia.

UN condemns ‘cowardly’ attack on Libya’s national oil corporation headquarters

The UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has strongly condemned Monday’s attack on the National Oil Company (NOC) headquarters in Tripoli.

Human traffickers in Libya are posing as UN staff, says Refugee Agency

The UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, has called on Libyan authorities to take action against  criminals targeting desperate refugees and migrants, amid reports that smugglers and traffickers in the country are impersonating Agency staff.

Libya has ‘lurched from one emergency to another,’ high-level UN official tells Security Council

The status quo in Libya is “untenable,” Ghassan Salamé, Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) told the Security Council on Wednesday.

News In Brief 04 September 2018

  • Clashes see Tripoli residents shelled in their own homes: UN agencies
  • UNRWA needs $200 million to continue operations in 2018
  • Caution urged in Nicaragua after UN rights team is expelled
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Ceasefire agreement reached in Libyan capital, announces UN mission

An agreement on a ceasefire in Tripoli has been reached under the auspices of Ghassan Salame, the top United Nations official in Libya, the Organization’s Support Mission in the country, UNSMIL, has announced.

UN chief calls for calm as violence erupts in Libyan capital

Condemning the escalation of violence in and around the Libyan capital, Tripoli, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has called on all parties to immediately cease hostilities and grant humanitarian relief to those in need.

News in Brief 14 August 2018

  • WHO chief calls on DRC warring parties to halt fighting and prevent Ebola spreading
  • Libyan militias force thousands from displacement settlement: UNHCR
  • Asia’s food security ‘under threat’ as invasive pest spreads to Asia, says FAO
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