Libya – Strikes against a migrant detention center (3 July 2019)

France condemns the strikes targeted, for the second time since the start of the offensive in Tripoli, against the migrant detention center in Tajoura, which, this time, killed more than 40 migrants and injured more than a hundred others.

We want to remind all Libyan parties and institutions that they have a duty to protect civilian populations and infrastructure, in accordance with international humanitarian law. In this regard, they also have a responsibility to ensure safe and unrestricted humanitarian access.

Following this tragedy, France again calls on the parties to immediately de-escalate the situation and to end the fighting. At the same time, it calls for the swift resumption of the political process under UN auspices. To that end, it supports the efforts of Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General Ghassan Salamé.