The Address | Benghazi – Libya
TRIPOLI – Germany will contribute three million euros to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in order to help refugees and displaced people in Libya.
According to Germany’s ambassador to Libya Oliver Owcza, this contribution will “ensure effective protection and life-saving activities, including support of local communities”.
Refugees and Displaced persons are among the most vulnerable groups caught in the ongoing conflict. I’m honored to announce a 3 Mio € 🇩🇪contribution to @UNHCRLibya to ensure effective protection and life-saving activities, including support of local communities! pic.twitter.com/6Ljxh2UVR6
— Oliver Owcza (@GermanAmbLBY) May 14, 2019
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) estimates that there are now over 66,000 displaced individuals, approximately 13,310 families, from affected areas in Tripoli since the onset of the armed conflict on 4 April.
“Although our teams continue to provide emergency humanitarian assistance to the victims of the conflict, we recognize that more must be done to ensure the safety of civilians,” IOM’s Head of Mission in Libya, Othman Belbeisi, said in a statement issued on Monday.
Clashes erupted in Tripoli between the Libyan National Army (LNA) and militias of the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA) after LNA launched a military operation in the capital on April 4. LNA’s operation aims to eliminate militias and terrorist groups that dominated the capital since 2011.