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1, around 600 families headed back toward their hometown of Tawergha, located southeast of the Libyan coastal city of Misrata. They'd been forced to leave the town of 40,000 seven years ago following battles in which fighters from Tawergha were accused of having fought for the former Libyan regime ...
IDPs continue to wait in order to return to their community of origin as their number increases. Currently, more than 2,200 individuals are reported to be in Qararat AlKatf and Harawa informal settlements. While a considerable number of families are reported to be in Qararat Al-Katf, only 18 families have ...

The United Nations and its partners in Libya have called for the voluntary, safe and dignified return of the population displaced from the northern town of Tawergha without a delay, expressing deep concern about the situation faced by these people living in makeshift-tented settlements in nearby areas.
Tripoli, 27 February 2018 – The UN Humanitarian organisations and partners in Libya are deeply concerned about the situation faced by Tawergha men, women and children who are unable to return home and currently living in makeshift-tented settlements with precarious conditions in Qararat al-Qataf ...
TRIPOLI, Feb. 26 (Xinhua) -- The Head of the UN Support Mission and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General in Libya Ghassan Salame discussed the return of the displaced people of Tawergha with the mayor of Misurata city Mustafa Kurwad. "They discussed three principles: ...
UNHCR is concerned at the plight of several hundred Libyan families prevented by armed groups from returning to their homes in the city of Tawergha and now stranded in difficult conditions. The Tawergha community been displaced since 2011, when the 40,000 inhabitants of the city were forced to leave.

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is concerned at the plight of several hundred Libyan families prevented by armed groups from returning to their homes in the city of Tawergha and now stranded in difficult conditions. The Tawergha community been displaced since 2011, when the 40,000 inhabitants of ...
UNICEF has offered humanitarian assistance to the displaced people of Tawergha, who are staying in makeshift tents in the Qararat Qatif district in the east of Bani Walid. At least 339 children are among the displaced families from Tawergha. UNICEF also stated that with the support of the BMZ program, ...
IDPs from Tawergha are left in the open air in the desert as Misrata did not consent to their February 01 return date. ... (WFP) has provided vital food assistance to nearly 3,000 displaced people stranded in the harsh Libyan desert as they struggle to return to their hometown of Tawergha, in Western Libya.
“I am appalled at the news that thousands of people from Tawergha, who have already had to face seven hard years away from their homes, are being barred from returning and are being forced to live in makeshift shelters in the desert,” said Cecilia Jimenez-Damary, Special Rapporteur on the human ...
Following the attempt of Tawergha IDP families to return to their homes from 1 February onwards, over 200 IDP families remained displaced to date (approximately 15 families in Hrawa and 187 families in Qararat al-Qataf), among them are at least 339 children. They have established two new settlements ...
Since August 2011, approximately 40,000 Tawerghans have been displaced from Tawergha (40 KM south of Misrata), Tawergha has been one of the most affected areas during the Libyan crisis with schools, hospitals and shops having been heavily damaged. On 26 December 2017, an agreement on their ...
The group underlined that the return of the people of Tawergha must be in conjunction with the return of the displaced people of Benghazi, Kikla and Mashashiaya, and with lifting the siege on Derna, pointing out that Tawergha should stay a municipal branch of Misrata and affiliated to Misrata Security ...
On 1 February, families from the east, south and west of Libya attempted to return to Tawergha following the signing of a decree on 26 December 2017 by the Presidency Council (PC)which indicated the start date for the return process. Upon attempting to return, people were blocked from entering ...
The media committee for the return of Tawergha accused militias belonging to the Government of National Accord (GNA), headed by Fayez al-Sarraj, ... Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has distributed blankets, cooking utensils, hygiene kits and sleeping mats to the displaced people of Tawergha.
IDPs from Tawergha are left in the open air in the desert as Misrata did not consent to their February 01 return date. ... (WFP) has provided vital food assistance to nearly 3,000 displaced people stranded in the harsh Libyan desert as they struggle to return to their hometown of Tawergha, in Western Libya.
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is concerned at the plight of several hundred Libyan families prevented by armed groups from returning to their homes in the city of Tawergha and now stranded in difficult conditions. The Tawergha community been displaced since 2011, when the 40,000 inhabitants of ...

“I am appalled at the news that thousands of people from Tawergha, who have already had to face seven hard years away from their homes, are being barred from returning and are being forced to live in makeshift shelters in the desert,” said Cecilia Jimenez-Damary, Special Rapporteur on the human ...
Following the attempt of Tawergha IDP families to return to their homes from 1 February onwards, over 200 IDP families remained displaced to date (approximately 15 families in Hrawa and 187 families in Qararat al-Qataf), among them are at least 339 children. They have established two new settlements ...
Since August 2011, approximately 40,000 Tawerghans have been displaced from Tawergha (40 KM south of Misrata), Tawergha has been one of the most affected areas during the Libyan crisis with schools, hospitals and shops having been heavily damaged. On 26 December 2017, an agreement on their ...
(Beirut) – Armed groups and civilian authorities in the Libyan coastal city of Misrata are blocking thousands of people from the town of Tawergha from returning to their hometown after seven years of forced displacement, Human Rights Watch said today. Two men have died following strokes since February ...
Displaced Tawerghans are seen at a camp near the city of Bani Walid, some 180 km southeast of Tripoli, capital of Libya, on Feb. 8, 2018. About 200 displaced families of Tawergha in western Libya are currently stranded in the desert area near their city, as their return to home scheduled for early February ...
A member of the Tawergha Local Council, Abdul Nabi Abu Arrabeh, declared that a fire broke out in a tent in Qararat Qatif camp last Wednesday. Abu Arrabeh explained in a press statement that the fire was caused by a cooking stove being used inside one of the tents, but luckily there were no casualties ...
A last-minute breakdown in a deal to allow their return has left them stranded, within sight of the palm trees of their home town of Tawergha east of the Libyan capital Tripoli and 40 kilometres from the rival town of Misrata. Armed groups from Misrata expelled Tawergha's residents after accusing them of ...
The media committee for the return of Tawergha accused militias belonging to the Government of National Accord (GNA), headed by Fayez al-Sarraj, ... Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has distributed blankets, cooking utensils, hygiene kits and sleeping mats to the displaced people of Tawergha.
Al-Sarraj's statement also called on everyone to assume their responsibilities in this regard, stressing that there will be no room for carelessness to carry out the will of the people of Misrata and Tawergha who look forward to leave the past behind for the sake of a stable and flourishing homeland, according ...
Armed groups on Thursday blocked thousands of displaced from returning to their homes in the town of Tawergha. Libya's UN-backed unity government had announced that the displaced from Tawergha would return under an accord struck by its representatives and of Misrata in eastern Libya that runs the ...
2 February 2018 - The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) deeply regrets that families from the Tawergha community were prevented from returning to their homes by some extremist elements. Furthermore, the Mission deplores the threats that were made against the Tawergha community ...
Misrata Municipal Council has urged the Presidency Council (PC) to postpone the return of Tawerghans to their town. On the day the seven-year displaced people of Tawergha were supposed to return, the council said a peace agreement between the town and Misrata had not been fully implemented.
TRIPOLI, Jan. 11 (Xinhua) -- A Libyan senior official said on Thursday that the military and security authorities pledged to provide the safe return for the internally displaced people of the Tawergha in early February. "Gen. Mohamed Haddad, commander of the Central Military Region, has pledged to ...
The meeting also discussed the return of internally displaced people of Tawergha city, where Serraj revealed that a mechanism had been developed for their return in February. "The prime minister said that there is a mechanism to implement the reconciliation agreement between Misurata and Tawergha ...
The Minister of the Displaced People Affairs, Yousif Jalala, said he authorized service companies to start working on preparing Tawergha city before the time is due for the IDPs to return in February. Jalala told the press that his ministry is working on getting the needed services done such as water and ...
The head of Tawergha Local Council, Abdul Rahman Shakshak, said that they are finalizing arrangements for the agreement reached between Misrata and Tawergha. He clarified in a statement that the Central Military Command is to provide security for Tawergha people on their return to their town, ...
The Presidential Council has formed a committee to supervise and follow up the implementation of the agreement between the cities of Tawergha and Misrata under the chairmanship of the Minister of State for Refugees and Displaced Persons' Affairs and the Minister of Local Government. The Presidential ...
The Prime Minister of the Libyan Government of National Accord Fayez Serraj said Tuesday that displaced Libyans from Tawergha city, some 240 km east of the capital Tripoli, will return home in February, 2018. The internally displaced persons (IDPs) who allied with the forces of the toppled former leader ...
The Libyan Red Crescent in Tripoli distributed Sunday humanitarian assistance to some 2,000 displaced families of Tawergha staying at Al-Fallah camp No. 2, in cooperation with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). The Red Crescent said that the aid included food, cleaning materials, ...
TRIPOLI, Dec. 22 (Xinhua) -- The internally displaced people from the Libyan town of Tawergha, some 240 km east of the capital Tripoli, are living a miserable life in the shanty camps in the capital Tripoli. Many Tawerghans live in an abandoned construction site, which has not changed in years despite the ...
The World Health Organization (WHO) has provided humanitarian assistance and medical kits to support the displaced families of Tawergha town in Benghazi, in cooperation with Benghazi Medical Center. The WHO clarified that together with the Libyan Ministry of Health, it has been able to deliver ...
Tens of the internally displaced persons from Tawergha took to the streets in the Libyan capital to condemn the lack of action of the Libyan authorities toward their round-the-clock suffering away from home. Tawerghans demonstrated in Tripoli on Saturday holding slogans calling for their return to their city, ...
The Local Council of Tawergha has issued a decision to form a higher committee for the town's returnees, headed by the chairman of the Council. The decision was based on the statement made by the Chairman of the Presidential Council on the return of the people of Tawergha on the first of February.
At the end of December, Libya's prime minister in Tripoli, Fayez Serraj, announced that Libyan families displaced from the town of Tawergha since the start of the country's civil war in 2011 could return home. The people of Tawergha allegedly fought on the side of deposed Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi.
The 301 Infantry Battalion, a.k.a. Al-Halboos, has handed over 70 apartments of the Islamic Call Society building in Tripoli to the displaced people of Tawergha. This came after the damage caused to their camps by heavy rains and flooding last week that hit most cities in the western region. Al-Halboos said ...
The committee tasked by the Presidential Council to follow-up and executes the agreement made between Tawergha and Misrata held their first meeting in Tripoli on Sunday. The meeting was headed by the Minister of State for Displaced Persons, Yusuf Jalal, and included the Minister of Local Governance ...
BENGHAZI, Libya — The head of the United Nations-backed Libyan government in the west says families displaced from their homes in Tawergha ... Tawergha was used as a staging ground for attacks on Misrata during the uprising that eventually toppled and killed longtime dictator Moammar Gaddafi.
The Libyan Red Crescent in Tripoli distributed Sunday humanitarian assistance to some 2,000 displaced families of Tawergha staying at Al-Fallah camp No. 2, in cooperation with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). The Red Crescent said that the aid included food, cleaning materials, ...
Chairman of the Presidential Council, Fayaz Al-Sarraj, said that he had urged both dialogue parties from Misrata and Tawergha to accelerate return of Tawerghan IDPs to their hometown according to the agreement signed between the two sides. Sarraj expressed to Tawergha protestors outside his office ...
The World Health Organization (WHO) has provided humanitarian assistance and medical kits to support the displaced families of Tawergha town in Benghazi, in cooperation with Benghazi Medical Center. The WHO clarified that together with the Libyan Ministry of Health, it has been able to deliver ...
Several IDPs from Tawergha protested in Al-Falah district of Tripoli on Saturday, demanding the authorities to return them back to their town after six years of displacement. Member of the Reconciliation Committee in Tawergha, Abdulnabi Abu Arrabah, said that the demonstrators wanted to direct urgent ...
Tens of the internally displaced persons from Tawergha took to the streets in the Libyan capital to condemn the lack of action of the Libyan authorities toward their round-the-clock suffering away from home. Tawerghans demonstrated in Tripoli on Saturday holding slogans calling for their return to their city, ...
The town of Tawergha and its Berber population is an example that has been cited several times. The rebels claimed they were Gaddaffi mercenaries, even though this claim was unfounded, and drove out the town's inhabitants. The remaining tribe is strewn across refugee camps in the country. A worrying ...


 

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