UNHCR calls for international solidarity to help migrants in Libya

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UNHCR calls for international solidarity to help migrants in Libya

September 17, 2019 - 12:27
Written by: SafaAlharathy

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has called for international solidarity to allow the distribution of refugees stranded in Libya to other countries.

The UNHCR official in Libya, Jean-Paul Cavalieri, commended the agreement concluded last week with Rwanda, for the temporary reception of African asylum-seekers from Libya, according to the German News Agency.

"Of the 50,000 refugees registered with UNHCR in Libya, only 4,600 of them have been distributed to countries other than Libya," Cavalieri said.

He added that about 3,000 of them were relocated to Niger, more than 800 to Italy, and 456 to Romania, in addition to 371 to other countries.