Tag Archives | International Organization for Migration (IOM)

Germany, IOM to Assist Displaced, Migrants in Libya

Germany and IOM Libya have signed an agreement for a six-month project aimed at providing direct assistance to internally displaced persons (IDPs), migrants rescued at sea, detained migrants and other vulnerable migrants in the North African country. The EUR 1 million project – which runs through 31 December 2016 – will include humanitarian assistance through […]

Technical Workshop on Saving Lives at Sea in Libya

IOM and UNHCR coordinate Technical Workshop on Saving Lives at Sea in Libya The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) organized a Technical workshop and coordination meeting for Libyan partners on saving lives of migrants at sea on 24-25 May in Tunis. The third of its kind […]

Start with Libya to Combat Illegal Migration

By Mustafa Fetouri for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. European leaders who met at an emergency summit in Brussels on April 23 failed to produce a satisfactory response to deal with illegal immigrants making the dangerous Mediterranean Sea crossing in search […]

Migrant Boat Sinks: Scores Feared Drowned

A Libyan Navy spokesman has said 36 people have been rescued after a vessel carrying 250 people went down near Tajoura, east of Tripoli. "There are so many dead bodies floating in the sea," the spokesman told reporters. Reports are also emerging of another sinking, in which up to 500 people may have drowned last […]

Workshop on Migration Action Plan

A one day inter-ministerial workshop on the development of a Strategic Action Plan for Libya in the area of migration has been organised in Tripoli by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), in the framework of the EU-funded Programme “Stabilizing at-risk communities and enhancing migration management to enable smooth transitions in Egypt, Tunisia and Libya” […]

EU Funds Migration Management Training

This week, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) is organizing training on migration management for 26 immigration officers from Libya’s Ministry of Interior. The three-day workshop is part of the IOM’s EU-funded START project, “Stabilizing at-risk communities and enhancing migration management to enable smooth transitions in Egypt, Tunisia and Libya.” It will include modules dealing […]

IOM, Partners Aid Displaced Families in Libya

The International Organization for Migration (IOM), in partnership with a group of 37 NGOs that make up the Libyan Consortium for Humanitarian and Legal Work, has begun targeted distributions of essential non-food relief items to displaced families (IDPs) living in camps around the country, particularly in and around Tripoli. The aid, which includes blankets, soap, […]