Libya Expels Migrants Into Desert

Effort Linked To Strengthening Land Border

12 Feb 2022 by Local Press Report
GENEVA

Libya is forcing people across its land borders into 'no man's land' remote stretches of deserts without water, according to Benjamin Lewis from the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. "They appear linked to efforts to strengthen Libya's external border enforcement so as to prevent migrants from eventually arriving to Europe." Speaking to MEPs in the sub-committee on human rights, Lewis said the expulsions are being carried out by the Libyan department for combating illegal migration, also known as the DCIM.

Source: EU Observer

Source: EU Observer