Canada condemns attack on migrant and refugee centre in Libya

Statement

July 3, 2019 – Ottawa, Ontario, Global Affairs Canada

Global Affairs Canada today issued the following statement:

“Canada strongly condemns the airstrike on the migrant and refugee detention centre in Tajoura, Libya, that occurred today. Our thoughts are with the wounded and the families of those killed in this attack.

“Canada calls on all parties to the armed conflict in Libya to abide by their obligations under international humanitarian law, including ensuring the protection of civilians and allowing safe, rapid, and unhindered access to humanitarian assistance for those in need.

“Canada reiterates the call for all parties to implement a ceasefire and work towards political reconciliation in Libya, under UN-led efforts.”

Contacts

Adam Austen
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Foreign Affairs 
Adam.Austen@international.gc.ca

Media Relations Office
Global Affairs Canada
343-203-7700
media@international.gc.ca
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