Libya: Coronavirus, Conflict Threaten Thousands of Refugees, Migrants Detained in Libya

The U.N. refugee agency warns thousands of refugees and migrants detained in sub-standard facilities in Libya are threatened by COVID-19 and the ongoing conflict in the country, and should be released.

The warning comes as a military offensive launched by renegade commander Khalifa Haftar in the Libyan capital Tripoli a year ago continues unabated despite the threats posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The U.N. refugee agency reports more than 300 civilians have been killed and 150,000 others…

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