Libyan PM urges Tawergha IDPs to return home, vows support

Libyan PM urges Tawergha IDPs to return home, vows support

April 03, 2021 - 23:15
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The Libyan Prime Minister, Abdul-Hamid Dbeibah, called on the internally displaced people (IDPs) of Tawergha who are living in camps outside the town to return to their houses, vowing that the Government of National Unity will provide them with support and services.

Dbeibah's remarks came as he visited Tawergha with the Ministers of Higher Education, Transportation, Displaced People Affairs and President Affairs. Dbeibah also inaugurated the opening of classes of Misrata University inside Tawergha.

Dbeibah reiterated his government's support for full stability in Tawergha and the return of all IDPs with the provision of all necessary services to the residents, adding that "he promises to leave no needy and homeless Libyans all across the country".

"My visit to Tawergha will pave the way for the revival of the town to be ready for the return of the IDPs with all institutions returning to work to provide services to the citizens". Dbeibah said.

Msirata and Tawergha signed a reconciliation pact in 2018 that led to allowing Tawergha IDPs to return to their town for the first time since 2011. Despite the return of some families, thousands of other IDPs are still preferring to live in camps in Tripoli to returning to the town, which has no services and employment opportunities.