Fears Grow over Rising Numbers of Stranded Migrants Without Food and Water in Sebha as Fighting Intensifies
An estimated 3,000 migrants are now thought to be seeking refuge at
an IOM transit centre as fighting around the Libyan city of Sebha
IOM is making an urgent appeal to warring parties in southern Libya
to respect international humanitarian law and ensure no harm comes
to the more than 1,200 migrants seeking refuge at an
IOM-established migrant transit centre in the town of Sebha while
IOM is receiving an increasing number of reports of migrants in
need of assistance and protection in the Libyan capital, Tripoli.
IOM Increasingly Concerned Over Lack of Access to Most Vulnerable Migrants in Tripoli as It Carries out Third Evacuation
IOM is increasingly concerned over the fate of many vulnerable
migrants still in the city who cannot get out as a third IOM
chartered boat left Tripoli yesterday with migrants on board.
Some 850 stranded migrants and vulnerable displaced Libyans,
including women and children, were yesterday evacuated from Tripoli
onboard an IOM chartered ship.
A second IOM-chartered boat is today leaving the eastern Libyan
city of Benghazi for Tripoli where it will evacuate more migrants
stranded by the violence there.
IOM staff have begun boarding migrants wanting to leave the Libyan
capital, Tripoli, on its chartered boat heading for Benghazi.
Poor security conditions at the port in the Libyan capital,
Tripoli, will delay the docking of an IOM-chartered boat, which had
been due to arrive later today.
The boat was to carry out an initial evacuation of 300 migrants
stranded in the city by the violence.
An IOM chartered boat is currently en route to the Libyan capital,
Tripoli, to carry out an initial sea evacuation of migrants
stranded in the city.
IOM is working to evacuate the growing number of migrants in need
of help in the Libyan capital, Tripoli.
The Organization has received several requests to evacuate
foreign nationals in Tripoli who are increasingly vulnerable and
now want to leave.