There are fears for the safety of African migrants after armed men attacked detainees at the Qasr Ben Geshir detention centre on April 23, according to reports. About 6,000 migrants and asylum seekers are held in Libyan detention facilities, UN figures show, including over 3,000 deemed at risk of getting caught up in fighting over Tripoli.
Detained Migrants At Risk in Tripoli Clashes
HRW, 25 April 2019
The reported attack by armed men on asylum seekers and migrants in a detention center on April 23, 2019 highlights the growing risk to thousands of detainees during ongoing… Read more »
UN human rights report urges end to 'unimaginable abuse' of migrants in Libya (file photo).
Brutal Shooting of Detainees Shows Need for Immediate Evacuation of Migrants and Refugees
MSF, 25 April 2019
Refugees and migrants in Tripoli's Qasr Bin Gashir detention center were shot and injured during a violent incident this week, the medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without… Read more »
'Horrific' Attack On Migrants At Detention Centre Condemned
AI London, 24 April 2019
Yesterday's wounding of refugees and migrants at a detention centre south of Tripoli must be investigated as a war crime Read more »
Amnesty Challenges French Government's 'Reckless' Donation to Libyan Coast Guard
AI London, 25 April 2019
Amnesty International will today (Thursday April 25) legally challenge the French government's decision to donate six boats to the Libyan Navy, which includes the Libyan Coast… Read more »
Thousands Seek Shelter in Health Clinics From Tripoli Fighting, UN Warns
UN News, 23 April 2019
Nearly three weeks since fighting began near the Libyan capital Tripoli, the UN health agency warned on Tuesday that "large numbers" of people are sheltering in medical clinics,… Read more »
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called on Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar to "immediately end" his offensive to capture Tripoli from the country's UN-backed government, while ... Read more »
Sudan's Defence Minister General Ahmed Awad Ibn Auf has seized power, arrested Al-Bashir suspended the Constitution and will oversee a two-year transitional period. While in Libya, ... Read more »
General Khalifa Haftar's push for Tripoli could be the most important moment for Libya since the overthrow of Moammar Gadhafi in 2011. Who are the players and what's at stake for ... Read more »
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