UNHCR has delivered emergency aid and food to around 3,500 refugees and displaced Libyans in the last 2 weeks.
Many refugees tell our teams they’re desperate for help. Urgent need for a ceasefire to focus efforts to stop the virus+provide much needed aid https://t.co/3JrSqUY6Oy
"If there is no help at sea and countries drag their feet to rescue and allow people to disembark, we're going to end up with a fairly serious humanitarian situation,” - Vincent @Cochetel, UNHCR Special Envoy for the Central Mediterranean https://t.co/HqcRQQe9Zy
All in this together!
UNHCR in Libya is providing electricity generators to help ensure health facilities can continue to provide services to Libyans, refugees and migrants during this pandemic. https://t.co/FyuHam6VDV
The presence of NGO search+rescue boats does NOT act as a pull factor to people fleeing Libya.
COVID19 is proving that. Fewer rescue boats, but more arrivals.
Conflict, COVID, job losses, human rights abuses are the PUSH FACTORS https://t.co/LVsQLzu3mJ
Human rights are refugees' rights!
Human rights are migrants' rights!
Migrants, refugees+displaced people can all be affected by #COVID19. Support them! We are in this together.
Please share your solidarity using #NoStigma #rcrcmena https://t.co/ye1aPgTKZg