UNHCR's resettlement Flash Appeal for Lybia

UNHCR is actively working to organize more life-saving refugee evacuations to Niger in the coming weeks and months, and calls for 1,300 resettlement places to be made available by the end of March 2018 for highly vulnerable refugees stranded in Libya.

“Many refugees, asylum seekers and stateless persons in Libya are victims of serious violations of human rights, including different forms of inhumane, cruel and degrading treatment,” says UNHCR’s Flash Appeal, which also notes that a large number of them are detained for an indefinite period of time in deplorable conditions.

In view of the current critical humanitarian situation in Libya and the appalling conditions in detention centers, UNHCR once again calls upon the solidarity of the international community, and urgently requests 1,300 places for resettlement.

Vulnerable refugees are to be evacuated to Niger and hopefully other emergency transit mechanisms pending their resettlement to other countries. They include unaccompanied children, single female parents, women at risk, people with serious medical conditions as well as people who have been severely tortured or ill-treated during their journey or in detention in Libya.

Publication Date: Fri 08 Dec 2017
Main theme:
News type: