Event: London Protests as part of European actions to demand UNHCR provides protection to asylum seekers and refugees

WHEN: Tuesday 10 January, 12.30-1.30pm
WHERE: UNHCR, 10 Furnival Street, London, EC4A 1AB

Dear friends,

Refugees in Libya have called a protest against the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) for its abuse and horrendous neglect of refugees in Libya.

In October last year, thousands of refugees in Libya were brutally rounded up into detention camps where at least 250, including children and pregnant women, remain suffering appalling conditions. Hundreds escaped during protests and set up a camp outside the UNHCR demanding protection, evacuation to a safe country and an end to rape and other torture from the Libyan authorities. Their compelling manifesto describes how EU countries and particularly Italy fund the Libyan detention centres and the Libyan boats that turn people back in the Mediterranean -- a practice which has resulted in thousands of deaths at sea.

A European-wide protest has been called for Tuesday 10 January. Cities include Berlin, Rome and Tripoli.  Alarm Phone and Global Women Against Deportations* are organising a protest outside the London UNHCR offices, 10 Furnivall Street London EC4A 1AB, 12.30-1.30pm.

Please join us on the day, support Refugees in Libya’s demands, and circulate their call-out to #FreeThemAll.