GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. migration and refugee companies are making a joint name for a “new method” amongst international locations to unravel a migration disaster affecting Libya and the often-deadly route throughout the Mediterranean towards Europe.
The Worldwide Group for Migration and the U.N. Excessive Commissioner for Refugees are urging a return of European Union international locations’ search and rescue vessels into the Mediterranean, and additional assist for the Libyan coast guard as long as it doesn’t return migrants to the instability-wracked nation.
UNHCR spokesman Charlie Yaxley stated Thursday that the companies additionally need Libyan authorities to launch folks held in detention facilities and have these “changed with community-living or open facilities.”
The decision follows airstrikes that killed dozens of migrants in a detention heart within the city of Tajoura on July 3.