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Weekend Reads Libya: Humanitarian flights resume, more vulnerable migrants

06:50  23 october  2021
06:50  23 october  2021 Source:   rfi.fr

Again more asylum applications in Germany and EU

 Again more asylum applications in Germany and EU In doing so, Germany remains in 2021 in the European Union by far the most important country state for refugees and migrants. By the end of September, more than 100,000 people presented an asylum of asylum.

Earlier this month, Libyan authorities started a massive crackdown against migrants in the western coastal town of Gargaresh, detaining more than 5,000 people over the course of a few days. In response, many turned to a community center operated by the UN’s refugee agency’s office in It welcomed the resumption of humanitarian flights , but also called on the government to urgently address the needs of asylum-seekers and refugees in a “humane and rights-based manner,” especially those who cannot return to their countries of origin. Detained migrants in Libya have been held in

Tripoli – The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has resumed humanitarian flights from Libya after receiving clearance from the Government of National Unity and has safely returned a group of stranded Gambian migrants who are The returnees included migrants who had been detained in overcrowded detention centres and waiting for months to go back to their home countries. “ More than 10,000 migrants in Libya have requested IOM’s Voluntary Humanitarian Return Assistance and have been waiting for months to return home,” said Federico Soda, IOM Libya Chief of Mission.

Des migrants protestant à Tripoli, en Libye, devant le centre d'accueil des Nations unies, le 9 octobre 2021. © PA - Yousef Murad Protestant migrants in Tripoli, Libya, in front of the United Nations Center, October 9, 2021.

Thousands of migrants Camping always in front of a center of the High Commissioner for Refugees in Tripoli to escape the violence and the raids that targeted them in this month of October. It is in this climate that the United Nations (UN) announced the resumption of humanitarian flights from Libya. After months of suspension by the Libyan authorities, a repatriation was held this week. But the situation of migrants remains catastrophic.

With our special envoy to Tripoli, Aabla Jounaïdi

a few days after a raid as violent as the aiming in the popular district of Gargareh in Tripoli, fear reigns among migrants. At the beginning of October, thousands were arrested in a few days.

Lead 1-Quasi Doubly Polish Forces at the Belarusian Border

 Lead 1-Quasi Doubly Polish Forces at the Belarusian Border Europe-Migrants / Belarus-Poland (Lead 1, Photo): Lead 1-Quasi Doubling Polish Forces at the Belarusian Border (Adds German Minister of the Interior At the end of the dispatch, photo production available) Warsaw, 19 October (Reuters) - Nearly 6,000 Polish soldiers are now deployed along the border with Belarus because of a strengthening of security measures in the face of rising Arrivals of migrants, announced Tuesday Polish Defense Minister Mariusz Blaszczak.

The UN resumed humanitarian evacuation flights for Libya -stranded migrants after they were halted for several months. The U.N.’s International Organization for Migration (IOM) said in a statement that it had evacuated 127 people to Gambia from the Libyan city of Misrata on Thursday. It said the Gambian migrants were among thousands more who are waiting to go home through the organization’s voluntary return program.

Earlier this month, Libyan authorities started a massive crackdown against migrants in the western coastal town of Gargaresh, detaining more than 5,000 people over the course of a few days. The agency said it had suspended the center’s operations for security reasons but was still able to offer some limited provisions to the migrants there. It welcomed the resumption of humanitarian flights , but also called on the government to urgently address the needs of asylum-seekers and refugees in a “humane and rights-based manner,” especially those who cannot return to their countries of origin.

fearing for their safety, thousands of others started to camper in front of an reception center operated by the High Council for Refugees (UNHCR). Friday, October 22, Sudanese, Eritreans and Somalis mostly, still waited in front of closed doors, UNHCR suspended the reception for security reasons after incidents in front of the center. This week, for the first time since August, a repatriation flight operated by the International Organization for Migration, UN agency, has left Libyan soil. On board, there were 127 Gambian migrants, brought back to their country as part of the Agency's voluntary return plan.

If the UN commended the resumption of these flights on Friday, it points out that they benefit only a minority. More than 1,000 refugees and priority vulnerable asylum seekers expect their turn to be evacuated. An expectation that is done in a context every day more dangerous for them.

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in Poland has been a new law since this week, which allows for asylum seekers even easier to refer to the country. Again, an EU member commits betrayal to the shared values, says Max Zander. © Dominika Zarzycka / Nurphoto / Picture Alliance Poland establishes a strong border fence between Belarus and the EU even more hardness. This is the response of the Polish Government to counteract the rising number of irregular border crossings from the neighbor Belarus .

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