NSC condemns Italian NGO project in Fezzan

Apr 20, 2023 | Libyan actors

On 20 April, Libya’s National Security Council (NSC) said that all foreign organisations operating in Libya must follow Libyan laws and complete the necessary registration procedures. It warned against development projects that could ‘have detrimental impacts on national security and Libyan social peace, such as illegal immigration.’ It directly criticised a two-year project recently launched by the Italian intergovernmental organization CIHEAM Bari which aims to enhance employment opportunities and create better working conditions for full-time and seasonal migrant and local workers in Sabha, Murzuq, Ghat and Wadi Al-Hayaa districts of the Fezzan region. The project has €5- million funding from the Directorate General for Italians Abroad and Migration Policies of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAECI – DGIT) through Italy’s Migration Fund.