Plea from Eritreans trapped in a Libyan detention centre

By Giulia Tranchina, human rights lawyer specialising in immigration and asylum

Tragic plea for help from another detention centre in Tripoli, Alfurgha Sebha, managed by the Libyan police

204 Eritrean refugees are being refused any food and water from 8 days.

They are starving to death. Most of them were registered by UNHCR in January 2018, previously detained in , moved to this centre 3 months ago.

They last saw IOM and UNHCR before the war started, in August. Nobody went to see them since then.

They were being given vey little food until 8 days ago but they dont know who was bringing it.

The police seized all the phones, they only have one which was hidden.

They cannot talk or text easily and they are being given dirty water.

They are sick and starving.

We need to act immediately to ask all organisations to please intervene to save them!”

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