Tuesday, 15/10/2019 | 1:42 UTC+0
Libyan Newswire

Tripoli: Humanitarian key figures and response as of 25 April 2019 (since 4 April 2019) [EN/AR]

Key Messages

4. On 24 April, UNHCR and IOM evacuated 328 refugees and migrants from the Qasr Bin Ghashir detention centre (DC). The transfer was conducted after 12 individuals were injured when an armed group entered the DC the previous day. The relocation was carried out with support from the Libyan authorities, UNSMIL and OCHA, who facilitated a humanitarian corridor to make the transfer possible.

5. Over 3,300 refugees and migrants remain trapped in detention centres located in conflict-affected areas or in areas at risk of armed conflict. Of these, approximately 1,000 are children. The international humanitarian community continues to call for these individuals to be immediately released and provided with safe shelter until their asylum claims can be processed or they can be provided with safe repatriation assistance for reunification with their families. The principle of non-refoulement must be respected.

6. Funding levels remain low, while needs continue to increase. In order to be able to sustain the current level of response to conflict-affected people in Libya, humanitarian partners urgently seek US$10.2 million in funding through the Tripoli Flash Appeal.

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

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