Libya: Is the UN At Fault For The Growing Humanitarian Crisis?

Addressing Geneva on the 14th of November, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein expressed his great concern over the suffering of detained migrants and refugees in Libya. Hussein made it clear that in his, and many other’s eyes, there are a multitude of clear failures in the United Nations policy of assisting […]

EU Reports Reveal Libya’s Reason For Migrant Detentions

Since 2000, the number of migrants from conflict countries in Africa attempting to cross the Mediterranean has geometrically increased. The influx has been unmaintainable and has forced several European governments to institute strict border policies. Until recently, the Guardian reports explain how preventing migrants from entering Italy via Libya is […]

Vulnerable Refugee Women And Children Refused Evacuation From Libya

The UN-run refugee center in Libya has recently started turning down masses of people, including women and children, asylum seekers have reported. Before the UN opened their facility in Libya, the main holding centers in Libya were government-run detention centers. These facilities are in such atrocious conditions that some refugees […]

Five EU Countries Agree New Deal For Migrants Rescued At Sea

Five EU states have agreed upon a temporary deal to redistribute migrants rescued at sea evenly among their countries. France, Italy, Germany, Malta and Finland will meet with the rest of the EU members on October 8th in urgency to establish this deal across Europe in efforts to alleviate the […]

The Present-Day Libya Won’t Last Much Longer

While the Arab Spring was lauded internationally as an opportunity for Middle Eastern and North African nations to root out oppressive governments and foster hope for legitimate government, the reality in many of these nations is quite different some eight years later. This is particularly pertinent in Libya, which after […]

EU Nations Agree To Take In Refugees Stranded On The Ocean Viking Rescue Ship Near Malta 1

On Thursday, France, Germany, Ireland, Portugal, Luxembourg, and Romania agreed to take in 356 African refugees aboard the Ocean Viking, a Norwegian-flagged rescue ship that has been stranded near Malta for two weeks. The EU Migration Commissioner, Dimitris Avramopoulos, negotiated the deal between Malta and the six other EU countries […]

42 Casualties After Libya Drone Strike

The town of Murzuq in Libya was hit by an air strike on Monday, leaving 42 civilians dead and more than 60 injured, of which 30 are critically injured. The 200 civilians were gathering at a town hall meeting in the Qalaa neighborhood “to settle social differences,” council official Ibrahim […]

Civilian Death Toll Rises In Libyan Conflict 1

An air raid in Libya Sunday killed nearly fifty people and wounded dozens more, Al Jazeera reports. According to the Government of National Accord (GNA), the current United Nations-recognized leading political body of the country, the attack was the self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA)’s latest attempt to consolidate power in […]

The EU’s Failure: Libyan Detention For Vulnerable Migrants

At the start of this month, the Tajoura detention centre in Tripoli, Libya, was attacked. According to the International Organization for Migration (IOM), scores were killed, and many were left critically injured. The detention centre held 600 migrants and asylum seekers, many of whom were women and children. However, the […]

The UN Has Condemned The Suffering Of Migrants And Refugees In Libyan Detention Centres, But Is It Enough?

  The United Nations has come forward and called for the dismantling of all detention centres in Libya as the facilities are not fit to house migrants according to a report by the BBC. The statement from the UN comes approximately two weeks after a tragic incident in Libya in […]