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UNHCR chief of mission: 'Libya is not safe for refugees'

Latest update : 2018-03-08

By Sanam SHANTYAEI

Roberto Mignone is the UN Refugee Agency's Chief of Mission in Libya, a country which has become the only major gateway to Europe for migrants fleeing Africa, but where they face torture and slavery. In an interview with FRANCE 24, Roberto Mignone explains how the UNHCR is dealing with two key challenges in Libya: as well as evacuating thousands of refugees to third countries, it also has to provide assistance to thousands of internally displaced people.

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