libya

News in Brief 5 February 2019

  • North-east Nigeria displacement crisis continues amid attackers’ ‘increased sophistication’
  • $202 million appeal for life-saving aid to half a million Libyans
  • Tech transformation saves UN food agency millions in first year
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Libya: $202 million needed to bring life-saving aid to half a million people hit by humanitarian crisis

The United Nations and its aid partners, together with the interim Government of Libya, launched on Tuesday a humanitarian response plan (HRP), appealing for $202 million to bring urgent life-saving assistance to some 550,000 women, children and men affected by the ongoing humanitarian crisis.

Another 170 migrants disappear in shipwrecks, UN agency reiterates call for an end to Mediterranean tragedy

The United Nations refugee agency, UNHCR, stated on Saturday that “no effort should be spared” in saving lives at sea, following reports of two new shipwrecks on the Mediterranean Sea, in which some 170 people either died or went missing. 

Libyan authorities must shoulder the burden to support country’s ‘vulnerable’ south

Despite years of promises to address the “vulnerable heart” of Libya – the country’s south – conditions around its water and oil resource wealth have continued to deteriorate at “an alarming rate”, the United Nations envoy for the country told the Security Council.

Libya: ‘Substantial civilian casualties’ in Derna, UN humanitarian chief ‘deeply concerned’

Increasing hostilities in the oil-rich city of Derna are becoming an increasing source of concern said the UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Libya on Friday, following an intensification in fighting which has resulted in “substantial civilian casualties”.

News in Brief 27 December 2018

  • UN chief calls for ‘peaceful, credible and inclusive poll’ in Bangladesh
  • World Food Programme prepares to aid Indonesia tsunami survivors
  • WHO condemns armed attacks in Libyan hospital
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‘Repeated attacks’ could close down key hospital in eastern Libya, says WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) has strongly condemned an armed attack in Al Jala Hospital in Libya’s second-largest city of Benghazi, which took place on Tuesday, warning that further assaults could shutter the key facility.

News in Brief 26 December 2018

  • UN mission condemns deadly terrorist attacks in Afghanistan
  • Indonesia tsunami response
  • UN mission condemns terrorist attack in Libya
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Libya: Attack on foreign ministry, an attack on all Libyans, stresses UN envoy

The United Nations peace mission in Libya has “strongly” condemned a terrorist attack on the country’s foreign ministry in the capital, Tripoli.

News in Brief 20 December 2018

  • WFP reaches a record 5 million people in DRC
  • Unimaginable horrors’ facing migrants and refugees in Libya
  • New Migration Pact Highlights Key Role of Business in Protecting Migrants, say UN experts
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