• DG Swing Asks Libya Not to Send Rescued Migrants Back to Detention

    Tripoli — William Lacy Swing, head of IOM, the UN Migration Agency, appealed to the Libyan authorities to stop detaining migrants after they have been intercepted by the Coast Guard after seeking to cross the Mediterranean.

  • IOM Chief Arrives in Libya to Advocate for Migrants’ Rights

    BREAKING — Ambassador William Lacy Swing, IOM Director General, arrived in Tripoli this morning (04/07) to visit the survivors of the latest migration tragedy off Libya’s shores, and Libyan Prime Minister Fayez Sarraj.

  • 171 Nigerian Migrants Return Home on First International Flight from Zintan, Libya: IOM

    Zintan – Last Tuesday (05/06), IOM, the UN Migration Agency, helped 171 stranded Nigerian migrants return home via the Organization’s first charter flight departing from the Libyan city of Zintan (136 kilometers southwest of Tripoli). Among the migrants were 75 women, seven of whom were in their early stage of pregnancy. 

  • UN Migration Agency Helps Somali Migrants Return Home from Libya

    Tripoli/Mogadishu – This week (30/05), IOM, the UN Migration Agency, in collaboration with the Libyan and Somali Governments and with support from the European Union, facilitated the voluntary return to Mogadishu of 150 Somali migrants stranded in Libya.

  • UN Migration Agency Helps Somali Migrants Return Home from Libya

    Tripoli/Mogadishu – IOM, with the Libyan and Somali Governments and funded by the European Union, facilitated the voluntary return to Mogadishu of 150 Somali migrants stranded in Libya.

  • IOM, UNICEF, UNHCR Step Up Protection for Children on the Move in Libya

    Libya – IOM, UNICEF and UNHCR are enhancing migrant and refugee child protection measures in Libya. In March 2018, IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix identified some 29,370 unaccompanied migrant children in Libya – although the real figure could be much higher.

  • Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) in Libya Undergoes Methodological Review

    Over the nearly two and a half years that IOM, the UN Migration Agency’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) has been running in Libya, it has aided the humanitarian community in better planning its crisis response. The programme does so by delivering baseline data on displacement and migration, helping measure the magnitude of the crisis.

  • مصفوفة تتبّع النزوح في ليبيا تخضع إلى إعادة النّظر في منهجيّتها

     

  • 19 Migrants Die in Libya Truck Accident; IOM Assists Survivors

    Tripoli – Nineteen people were killed and 49 were injured in the early morning of 14 February when the truck they were travelling in crashed near Bani Waleed, Libya.

  • Libyan Ministry of Labour to Develop Labour Migration Management Strategy with IOM Support

    Tripoli – This week, IOM, the UN Migration Agency and the Libyan Ministry of Labour took the first steps towards developing a labour migration strategy.