The Libyan Red Crescent, with the support of UNICEF Libya, provided drinking water, food, and hygiene kits to meet the immediate needs of about 400 migrants.
According to a statement by the Libyan Red Crescent, life-saving emergency humanitarian aid was provided in the Libyan-Tunisian border area.
The Red Crescent also stressed the intensification of efforts with UN bodies, and humanitarian and governmental organizations to alleviate the suffering of migrants on the Libyan-Tunisian border.
Last week, the Libyan Red Crescent issued an urgent appeal concerning the predicament of migrants along the border. The humanitarian organization has called for immediate international attention, and intervention to alleviate the escalating crisis.
Libya, being a major transit point for migrants seeking to reach Europe, frequently witnesses a considerable influx of migrants. The border area between Libya and Tunisia has been a critical flashpoint, with many migrants often finding themselves stranded due to tightened security measures, harsh conditions, and political instability.
The Libyan Red Crescent, as part of its mandate to assist vulnerable populations, has raised concerns over the urgent need for humanitarian assistance at the border. The organization has stressed the “dire circumstances face these migrants, many of whom lack access to basic amenities such as food, clean water, healthcare, and proper shelter.”
Emphasizing the severity of the situation, the Libyan Red Crescent has implored the international community to act promptly. The organization is urging for assistance from global humanitarian entities, non-profit organizations, and governments alike, to help mitigate the crisis. The immediate need includes delivering essential supplies and providing crucial healthcare services, coupled with exploring long-term solutions to the complex migration issue.
The appeal underscores the necessity for a coordinated response that respects the rights and dignity of all migrants. The Libyan Red Crescent further advocates for the development and implementation of policies that ensure the safe and lawful movement of migrants, to prevent their exploitation and exposure to severe risks.
As the situation continues to evolve, the urgency for international collaboration and support has never been more critical. The appeal from the Libyan Red Crescent provides a stark reminder of the immediate need to address the hardships faced by migrants, and emphasizes the role of global solidarity in mitigating such humanitarian crises.