UNHCR Commissioner: Working in Libya is ‘extremely dangerous’

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

GENEVA – The UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, said on Monday that working on the migrant crisis in Libya “continues to be extremely dangerous,” adding that priority should be given to comprehensive efforts to restore stability to the country.

“Libya itself is the theatre of a conflict where solutions continue to be elusive. Meanwhile, international concerns have focused on reducing arrivals in Europe. The Libyan Coast Guard has been reinforced, but not other institutions. And boats carrying migrants and refugees are brought back to Libyan shores.”, said Grandi in his address.

The Commissioner said that migrants are exposed to exploitation and detention in “horrific conditions”, adding that insecurity in Libya limits the organization’s scope of action.




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