Libya detention centers

Under fire, UN refugee agency evacuates 135 detained in Libya to Niger

Amid increasingly violent clashes between rival armed groups in Libya’s capital,Tripoli, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) has successfully airlifted 135 migrants and refugees to safety in Niger.

Libya has agreed to change migrant detention policy, says IOM chief

The Libyan authorities have “in principle” agreed to let the UN migration agency (IOM) take care of people rescued from the Mediterranean Sea, rather than put them in detention, IOM Director General William Lacy Swing told Jens Renner on Friday, adding that thousands of people still remain in detention .

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Libya urged to end migrant detention amid warnings over threat to Mediterranean search and rescue

The head of UN Migration Agency (IOM), William Lacy Swing, has urged Libya to stop detaining migrants who have been returned to the country’s shores after trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea to Europe.

News in Brief 06 July 2018

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