Humanitarian action is urgently needed in Libya.
Refugees International President Eric Schwartz today issued a statement in response to the airstrike on the Tajoura detention center in Tripoli.
Refugees International urges the EU and its governments to urgently evacuate from Libya refugees and migrants currently in detention centers.
Refugees International is dismayed by the Italian government’s refusal to allow the SOS Mediteranée and Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) ship, the Aquarius, to disembark in Italy.
European policies designed to keep asylum seekers from crossing the Mediterranean Sea are trapping thousands of men, women, and children in appalling conditions in Libya.
In this blog, Senior Advocate Izza Leghtas write about refugees who have been evacuated from Libya to Niger under a UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) emergency program. At a time when the world’s richest nations are closing their doors to people fleeing conflict and persecution, Niger has agreed to host some 900 refugees evacuated from Libya. But at the end of the day, Leghtas writes, EU member states and other wealthy countries must offer resettlement opportunities for these refugees if the evacuation system is to work.
The EU and European governments continue to fail in their responsibilities to refugees and migrants who face severe abuse in Libyan detention centers operated by the Government of National Accord (GNA).
During their White House meeting, President Trump and Libya’s Prime Minister al-Sarraj should discuss the plight of refugees and migrants in Libya.
Refugees International is deeply concerned by the Italian government’s plan to send navy ships into Libyan territorial waters to assist the Libyan coastguard with intercepting migrants and refugees attempting the sea journey to Europe.
Refugees International urges EU leaders to put the rights of refugees and migrants above political considerations currently driving Europe’s actions in the Central Mediterranean.