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Answer – Migrants in detention centres in Libya – E-006363/2016

As regards the protection of migrants in Libya and their host communities, the EU is funding programmes worth EUR 30 million which facilitate the voluntary return of stranded migrants, assist vulnerable people, including migrants in retention centres and migrants affected by conflict. The EU also supports the establishment of a rights-based Migration Management and Asylum system in Libya closely cooperating with UNHCR(1) and International Organisation for Migration (IOM) for this purpose.

Given the major needs for assistance in the migration area in Libya, an additional budget was recently allocated to this sector through the Regional Development and Protection Programmes and the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa (EUTF) — North Africa Window(2) ‐adopted in June 2016 for the protection and resilience of refugees, migrants, Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and host communities. It will be implemented by a consortium comprising the Danish Refugee Council, Cooperazione e Sviluppo (CESVI), Save the Children and International Medical Corps (EUR 6 million).

The EU also raises the question of the protection of migrants with the Libyan authorities in appropriate fora and has indicated in particular the importance of ratifying the 1951 Refugee Convention and related protocols.

(1) United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
(2) http://ec.europa.eu/europeaid/regions/africa/eu-emergency-trust-fund/north-africa_en