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Libya: Refugees

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 80482, tabled on 23 November 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps she is taking to further assist refugees situated and indefinitely detained in overcrowded centres in Libya.

Answered on

1 December 2021

The UK is appalled by abuses of migrants and refugees in Libya and the inhumane conditions in detention centres. We continue to urge the interim Government of National Unity to take steps to end the exploitation and abuse of migrants and to implement a better functioning system that respects human rights. We support the UN's call for detention centres across Libya to be closed, and call on all parties to engage with the UN and the humanitarian community so that all migrants and refugees can be evacuated safely in accordance with international human rights law.