UNHCR: More than 400,000 displaced by war in Libya

UNHCR: More than 400,000 displaced by war in Libya

August 15, 2020 - 14:35
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Written By: SafaAlharathy

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has confirmed it had registered 401,836 internally displaced persons in Libya, as a result of the war in the country, indicating it will continue to support IDPs who were forced to flee their homes and remain in their own country with cash assistance, basic relief items, and quick-impact projects (QIPs), which are small, rapidly implemented projects.

In a statement on Friday, the organization clarified that during this year, around 2,173 persons of concern to the UNHCR were intercepted by the Libyan Coast Guard and disembarked in Libya, 76% of them are form Sudan, while 10% are Somalians, according to the UNHCR statement.

Between 10 and 13 August, more than 200 individuals disembarked at the Tripoli Naval Base, Al-Kums, and Zuwara, the UNHCR added, noting that its team along with its partners were present at the disembarkation point to provide urgent medical assistance and core relief items before the migrants were transferred to the shelters by the Libya authorities.

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