Interim Government of National Unity Prime Minister Abdulhamid Dabaiba, visited the refugee center in Ain Zara to see the conditions of its residents and to assess their health and living conditions.
Dabaiba was received the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Interior for District Affairs, Major General Bashir Al-Amin, and a number of officials and officers of the Anti-Illegal Immigration Authority, according to a statement by the Ministry of Interior on Tuesday.
Dabaiba listened to explanations from the center's supervisors about the problems they face, and the efforts they are making to overcome them, and work to provide services to immigrants and alleviate their suffering.
Yesterday, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights called on the Libyan authorities to release all migrants and called for an investigation into “allegations of unnecessary use of force against them” in several incidents, including the recent Gargaresh events.
The UNHCR said it had monitored a "remarkable increase" in "harsh" security operations targeting migrants in Libya, adding that these operations had led to "deaths and serious injuries."
Meanwhile, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) warned of an "immediate danger" threatening about a thousand women and children in migrant shelters in Libya.
According to UNICEF, the detention centers receive “many numbers more than their capacity.” The organization notes that the “Mabani Center” houses more than five thousand people, “including one hundred children and 300 women.”