The United Nation has called for the shut down of all detention centers for refugees in Libya stating they are unfit to house migrants. This news comes nearly two weeks after more than 50 people were murdered in an air strike on a holding facility in the Libyan capital, Tripoli.
The UN refugee agency has stated the facilities are “awful” claiming thousands of migrants are held in dire conditions in government-run detention centers across Libya. The recent air strike has only seemed to prove how dangerous these facilities can be. The UN refugee agency has since asked that the centers be dismantled immediately and their detainees freed into their surrounding communities with a promise to support them.
Libya is has been torn by violence and division after the death of long-time ruler Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.