The shocking attack on the Tajoura detention centre that caused the death of dozens of refugees and migrants and injured many more, including children and women, is a stark reminder of how the war in Libya is affecting civilians.
“We condemn it in the strongest terms. All violence against civilians is unacceptable. We welcome any fact-finding mission undertaken by the UN and look forward to its results.” reads part of a joint statement from EU
We reiterate that there can be no military solution to the crisis in Libya
It furthers continues to call for an immediate de-escalation and for an end to the fighting, and urge actors to refrain from the systematic use of incitement to violence and promptly return to the UN-led mediation process.
The duo also reiterates that there can be no military solution to the crisis in Libya and call on all UN Member States to fully respect their obligations to contribute to Libya’s peace and stability, prevent destabilizing arms shipments, safeguard Libya’s oil resources and protect its infrastructure in accordance with relevant UN Security Council resolutions. The ongoing conflict is destabilising Libya and
The statement also noted that it fully supports UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General Ghassan Salamé in his efforts to restore confidence, achieve a
It concludes ” We remind all Libyan parties and institutions of their responsibility to protect civilians, safeguard civilian infrastructure, allow full humanitarian access and ensure protection for humanitarian workers under International Humanitarian Law. The EU stands ready to urgently step up collective efforts to address the situation, and in particular, to improve protection and assistance to migrants and refugees. In this regard, we welcome the UNHCR and IOM work in Libya and reiterate our full support to their mission and activities.”