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UNHCR Welcomes Positive Collaboration with Libya.

The UNHCR in Libya said in its April update that it welcomes the positive collaboration with the 'Department of Combating Illegal Migration' (DCIM) under the Ministry of the Interior to facilitate the regular protection monitoring visits and the registration of persons of concerns in detention centres throughout the country.

Between 16-17 April, UNHCR conducted a mission to Al Khums and Zliten to register asylum seekers in detention.

In Al Khums, UNHCR registered 61 Somali (one woman) and 33 Eritreans while in Zliten 17 Somali women and 35 Eritrean women were registered. Nine of these women were found to be pregnant.

Another mission was conducted on April 30, to the Tawaysha detention centre where 65 Somali nationals were registered. As of that date, UNHCR registered and provided attestation letters to 712 persons of concern in the following detention facilities: Sabah, Brak Shat, Surman, Al Khums, Zliten, Tawaysha and Sabrata.

In the coming weeks, UNHCR field teams will carry out registration also in detention centres in Gharyan, Misurata, Ajdabiyah and Kufra as well as Benghazi.

On April 22 it succeeded in releasing 55 Somali and Eritrean women in vulnerable conditions from Zliten detention centre.

In its report for April, UNHCR said its refugee registration centre is soon to be opened. Located next to UNHCR main premises, the centre will be used to register asylum seekers, carry out refugee status determination, and provide socio-counselling and assistance to refugees and asylum seekers.UNHCR Welcomes Positive Collaboration with Libya

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