Libya: UN refugee agency deeply concerned by shelling near Tripoli facility

Shelling near a major facility run by the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) in the Libyan capital Tripoli on Thursday, has sparked deep concern for the safety of refugees and asylum seekers there.

News in Brief 29 April 2019

  • Civilians need ‘urgent’ help amid Tripoli airstrikes, clashes
  • UN, global health agencies sound alarm on drug-resistant infections
  • UN’s prevention of genocide official co-hosts summit to tackle hate speech
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Libya: Heavy shelling and civilian deaths ‘blatant violation’ of international law - UN envoy 

Heavy shelling overnight on Tuesday which hit a densely-populated neighbourhood of Libya’s capital, Tripoli, was condemned “in the strongest terms” by the head of the UN Mission there, after “scores” of civilians were reportedly killed and injured.

UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Libya reaffirms commitment to those affected by the conflict

The UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Libya, Maria Ribeiro, raised major concerns on Monday for the safety of civilians and others who are being affected by the uptick in fighting between warring factions across the country. Ms. Ribeiro spoke to UN News’s Alexandre Soares, who began by asking for an update on conditions in the Libyan capital, Tripoli.

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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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News in Brief 07 August 2017 (PM)

“Window of opportunity” for Libya to emerge from crisis: UN envoy

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News in Brief 20 March 2017 (PM)

“High number of deaths” reported in Kananga area of DRC

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