Canada condemns attack on migrant and refugee centre in Libya

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ONTARIO, Canada

On behalf of Canada, its Global Affairs department has strongly condemned the airstrike on the migrant and refugee detention centre in Tajoura, Libya, that occurred on July 2, 2019.

“Our thoughts are with the wounded and the families of those killed in this attack.” Reads part of the statement by Global Affairs.

The statement also reads in part “Canada calls on all parties to the armed conflict in Libya to abide by their obligations under international humanitarian law, including ensuring the protection of civilians and allowing safe, rapid, and unhindered access to humanitarian assistance for those in need.

It concluded that Canada reiterates the call for all parties to implement a ceasefire and work towards political reconciliation in Libya, under UN-led efforts.

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