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Libya: Refugees

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL8479, tabled on 25 September 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they intend to have with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees about speeding up the evacuation process of women and other vulnerable people among the registered refugees in Libya

Answered on

5 October 2020

The UK is supportive of UNHCR's work to evacuate vulnerable migrants through the Emergency Transit Mechanisms (ETMs). The UK works closely with UNHCR to provide support to vulnerable refugees in Libya through the FCDO Safety, Support and Solutions Phase II (SSSII) Programme and through the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa (EUTF). UK officials are regularly in contact with UNHCR on delivery of both programmes.

Through our contribution to the EUTF, the UK supports UNHCR indirectly to conduct life-saving evacuations of targeted groups of extremely vulnerable people who have been subject to serious violations of their human rights.