UNHCR: Over 368.000 Libyan IDPs returned home

UNHCR: Over 368.000 Libyan IDPs returned home

May 01, 2018 - 20:41
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said 368.583 IDPs in Libya returned home while 184.612 others are still displaced.
“500 families have returned to Al-Gwalish in the Nafusa Mountain.” UNHCR said on Facebook.

“Our Chief of Mission, Roberto Mignone, visited Al-Gwalish in the Nafusa Mountains and met with local authorities and the community to discuss their most urgent needs such as support to have better medical facilities, improve the conditions of the school, adequate shelter and access to drinking water.” UNHCR said.

Meanwhile, UNHCR said earlier that its response in Libya has so far in 2018 reached a total of 23,406 IDPs and refugees received non-food items, compared to 113.000 in 2017, adding that it responded to the needs of more than 600.000 IDPs in 2018.

It also said that it had provided over 11.000 medical diagnoses, money to over 2000 displaced families, and releasing 983 refugees and asylum seekers, pointing out that its funding expenses are 85 million dollars.