MSF hat am 20.03.2019 einen Report über die Zustände in einem Lager in Tripolis veröffentlicht.
Der Report steht hier zum Download bereit.
In der zugehörigen Pressemitteilung heißt es:
On 21 February, MSF began providing emergency food rations in Sabaa to address the serious food shortages and improve the health of the population. On the same day, an MSF medical team discovered 31 people locked up in a small room measuring just 4.5 metres by 5 metres, allowing only 0.7 square metres of space per person – equivalent to two-thirds the size of a bath towel. There was no space to lie down, the room had no latrines and people were forced to urinate in buckets and plastic bottles. Despite repeated calls by MSF that they be relocated to a more appropriate space, people continued to be detained in this room for more than a week.
“What we see today in this single detention centre is symptomatic of an uncontrolled, unjustified, and reckless system that puts the lives of refugees and migrants at risk,” says Karline Kleijer, MSF’s head of emergencies. “We’re talking about the basic necessities required to sustain human life. If food, shelter and essential services can’t be provided in a consistent and appropriate manner, then these people should be released immediately by the Libyan authorities.”
MSF’s most recent nutrition assessment, conducted in February 2019, shows that nearly one in four people in Sabaa exhibit signs linked to the inconsistent provision and poor quality of food. Of these, two percent suffer from severe acute malnutrition, 5% suffer from moderate acute malnutrition, and a further 16% are underweight. Children under 18, who account for more than one-third of the total population, are twice as likely to be severely malnourished and three times more likely to be moderately malnourished than adults.
“The situation is extremely concerning, given that within the confines of detention people have absolutely no control over what, when or how much they eat – they are completely dependent on authorities for their food intake,” says Kees Keus, MSF’s health advisor for Libya. “Our medical teams see patients who have stopped taking medications because they have nothing to eat, and food is consistently identified as the primary cause of anxiety in this centre.”
MSF remains firmly opposed to the arbitrary detention of refugees, migrants and asylum seekers in Libya, and continues to denounce the policies of European member states that enable the forced return of these vulnerable people to conditions that are degrading and dangerous to their physical and mental health.