Category - Libya

  • 20 Apr 2011

    The international community must immediately step up humanitarian aid to the Libyan city of Misratah, Amnesty International has said

  • 20 Apr 2011

    As we approach the Sacred Triduum in Holy Week, when Christians reflect on the profound sacrifice Christ made for humankind, and at a time when the Jewish community has started the feast of Passover, a focus on the Middle East and North Africa region seems religiously natural - as well as politically topical.

  • 19 Apr 2011

    An ecumenical church aid organisation has urged European governments to do more to help refugees from the war in Libya.

  • 12 Apr 2011

    The ICT4Peace Foundation’s crisis information management wiki on Libya was created six weeks ago and last updated on 5 April 2011. The first resource of its kind on the web when it launched - and still the most comprehensive curated list of resources available on on recent developments in Libya, the wiki features hundreds of data points.

  • 8 Apr 2011

    Is humanitarian military intervention correctly characterised 'lesser evil'? John Heathershaw considers five questions about the nature and the prospects of intervention in Libya. He asks poignantly where the responsibility is in the much-vaunted ‘responsibility to protect’?

  • 6 Apr 2011

    The WCC, Conference of European Churches and the Churches' Commission for Migrants in Europe have expressed concern over the humanitarian situation in Libya.

  • 6 Apr 2011

    The west’s military-political strategy against the Gaddafi regime echoes its flawed approach to Afghanistan and Iraq, says Professor Paul Rogers. Nato is a military alliance, whose political masters still seem unable to think more creatively. The living consequences of Afghanistan and Iraq make the vacuum in Libya all the more dismaying.

  • 4 Apr 2011

    Last week I recorded a radio interview with Vatican Radio's Susy Hodges focusing on issues around foreign military intervention in Libya: is it morally justified and what are its implications for the wider region? What is the end game and how is all this likely to impact on the often embattled Christian minorities in the Middle Eastern region?

  • 2 Apr 2011

    The Campaign Against Arms Trade have warned that supplying arms to Libyan rebels will have long-term negative consequences.

  • 2 Apr 2011

    In the end the prospects for democracy depend on whether the rebels can mobilise support politically throughout Libya, says Mary Kaldor. The problem with the military approach is that it entrenches division. The preoccupation with classic military means is undermining the capacity to address growing insecurity and risks a deteriorating situation.