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IOM offers Libya support to improve conditions for migrants

IOM offers Libya support to improve conditions for migrants

Libya

The International Organization for Migration has offered Libya support in efforts to improve the conditions of migrants in the country.

During a visit by Director General William Lacy Swing to Tripoli, Swing discussed the complex migration and displacement situation within the country.

He met with Libyan authorities and said that IOM is enhancing its support to the most vulnerable people in the war torn country.

“So I visited one of the detention centres, with my colleagues, I was concerned and I’ve told the minister that we want to try continue supporting the government to upgrade and strengthen and improve the conditions in the facilities, because they are very crowded and a lot of the conditions need to be improved, and we hope to be able to be a partner in improving those conditions and that will be an ongoing matter of our partnership,” said Swing.

Many Libyans have been displaced as a result of internal conflicts since the ousting of former leader Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.

According to IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix, there are an estimated 303,608 internally displaced persons.

Reuters

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