UN begins to reduce the number of staff in Libya

11.04.2019, New York.

The United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Refugees in Libya is reducing the number of its staff, the head of the Office Filippo Grandi said on April 9 at the UN Security Council meeting.

According to Grandi, the security situation in Libya has always been precarious, but now is at a breaking point.

He also pointed out that the UN is decreasing the number of staff, but it is not leaving the country. At the same time, he stated that the Agency’s work is becoming “very, very difficult and dangerous.”

UN High Commissioner for refugees also said that they are trying to gain access to all detention centers for refugees, and to relocate the most vulnerable of them away from clashes.

In early April, the situation in Libya worsened due to actions by the Libyan National Army actions under the command of Khalifa Haftar. Marshal Haftar launched an assault on Tripoli on April 4, announcing an operation to clear the capital of terrorist groups. On April 8, Tripoli International Airport was closed after shelling.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency

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