UNITED NATIONS— The UN said it was “following with great concern” claims that Russia recently sent fighter jets to Libya to support Russian mercenaries fighting for strongman Khalifa Haftar in the long-running conflict. On Tuesday, the US military command for Africa (Africom) accused Moscow of deploying several MiG-29 Fulcrum jetsRead More →

The global coronavirus pandemic is testing the multilateral system like never before and the Security Council must stop the “infighting”, and step up to the challenge, the European Union’s foreign policy chief told the 15-member body on Thursday.   Josep Borrell said the novel coronavirus crisis – like climate changeRead More →

Geneva – The International Organization for Migration (IOM) deplores the killing of 30 migrants in a shooting yesterday (27/05) involving a trafficker in Libya. The tragedy occurred is a smuggling warehouse in Mezda, near the city of Gharyan, southwest of Tripoli where a group of migrants were being held. ElevenRead More →

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the Security Council open debate on the protection of civilians in armed conflict, in New York today: I thank the Government of Estonia for convening this debate on the protection of civilians in armed conflict. Protecting civilians must be a joint effortRead More →

Highlights As of 26 May 2020, there are 75 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in Libya, including three deaths. In May, 1,009 incidents of access constraints have been reported, 67 per cent were directly or indirectly related to COVID-19. Priority health response activities include support for health rapid response teams,Read More →