Thousands Dead: UN complain of brutal violence on African routes

UN high Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, has called for an international response to the sometimes extremely brutal violence on refugees in Africa. Ac

Thousands Dead: UN complain of brutal violence on African routes

UN high Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, has called for an international response to the sometimes extremely brutal violence on refugees in Africa. According to the UN refugee Agency (UNHCR) to die of thousands of refugees and migrants in their way towards the Mediterranean coast, or from West to East Africa, or if you suffer serious human rights violations. The Agency published in cooperation with the Mixed Migration Center (MMC) of the Danish refugee Council in Berlin on Wednesday in a study. It bears the title, "On this trip, taking care of it to anyone, whether you live or die".

According to Grandis words, the report documents "killings and extensive violence of the most brutal kind against desperate people who have fled war, violence and persecution". For too long the grey were "liable to abuse refugees and migrants on the land route to learn, largely invisible remained". He called for decisive and concerted action of the States in the Region, with the support of the international community, "to this cruel end dates to be set, to protect victims and to prosecute the responsible criminals".

According to the report, a minimum of 1,750 people came in the past two years on some of the routes lost their lives. Bram Frouws, head of the Mixed Migration Centre, said: "The data that we make available, show once again that Libya is not a safe place people can come back." According to the report, since January, more than 6,200 refugees and migrants of the Libyan coast guard to Libya is brought back. There they would be deported, therefore, often arbitrary in official detention centres and detained every day are faced with ill-treatment and appalling conditions.

The UNHCR has according to own statements repeatedly for an end to the arbitrary detention and is ready to support the Libyan authorities in identifying and implementing Alternatives to detention. The report calls to tackle the causes of Flight better and "to make an unequivocal commitment to ensuring that no one who is rescued at sea in Libya in danger again".

Updated Date: 29 July 2020, 06:19

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