Caritas Libya particularly helps immigrants in Libya by providing them with these services:
Assistance for transition, settling in and education;
Medical services and basic education (hygiene) as well as mental health services;
Assistance to families and vocational training for women;
Scholarships for children and young people;
Caritas Libya regularly participates in workshops and training sessions organized by the delegations of Caritas Internationalis and Caritas Middle East and North Africa (MONA) to strengthen its institutional and response capacities.
Caritas Libya and the Libyan society as a whole, are faced with many political and economic challenges due to the collapse of state structures resulting in an unstable situation at the security level for the entire population.
Elvine, 37, paid 6,000 Euro to people smugglers to make the tough journey through the desert from Cameroon to Libya, passing through Chad, Niger, Mali and Libya. She was heading for Tripoli where a family friend had offered to give her refuge.
Many migrant workers from Bangladesh had been living in Libya for a long time, often for several years. Most of them were employed in the construction sector, in the capital Tripoli but also in Brak, Misurata or Nalut.
Yesterday, a lot of people had to pack their stuff at the Salloum border camp. Salloum looked like a crowded, badly-organised coach station. Dozens of buses were obstructing the access to the camp. There has been a lot of movement here in the last days. A lot of people could finally leave.
Two weeks ago, Samer started his journey back home. From Bengazi in Libya, he left for Egypt. Walking is difficult for the old man, but he wanted to leave Libya while it was still possible, before the city would be surrounded by the government’s troops.
Caritas members from around the world have been mobilized to support migrants and Libyans fleeing unrest in Libya. Around 328,000 people have so far fled from conflict in Libya according to the International Organisation for Migration (IOM). Most of them left the country passing through Egypt and Tunisia. Caritas has sent two Emergency Response Teams ...
Thousands of migrant workers fleeing Libya have been stranded in a camp in Salloum on the Libyan-Egyptian border while waiting for their repatriation. The Caritas emergency aid team is still distributing several thousand meals per day, monitoring the flow of migrants at the border and providing special care to families and children. Pictures by Fred ...
Credits: Fred Lauener/Caritas Switzerland Fred Lauener from Caritas Switzerland arrived in Salloum on the Libyan-Egyptian border on Thursday to support the ongoing Caritas emergency aid distributions for migrants fleeing the violence in Libya. Here are some of his accounts from the last days. (Read his original blogs in German) “Today, there have hardly been any ...
Migrants can call their families for free on arrival through Caritas and its partner OKUP. Credits: OKUP Caritas Bangladesh and its partner organisation OKUP are providing assistance to Bangladeshi migrant workers fleeing the social unrests in Libya on their arrival at Dhaka airport. Returnees are given some money, food and transport facilities to reach bus ...