UK Send £9 million Aid Money to Libya to Combat Terrorism

Published August 24th, 2017 - 01:25 GMT
Boris Johnson, British Foreign Secretary. (AFP)
Boris Johnson, British Foreign Secretary. (AFP)

According to the Guardian, the UK will be offering a £9 million aid package to Libya. The money is intended to go towards the growing gigration crisis Libya is currently facing, as well as towards combatting terrorism in the country.

Fayez al-Serraj, the head of Libya’s UN-backed unity government, warned this week that Europe could face further threats of terrorism as a result of unregulated migration from Libya.

Fionna Smyth, head of humanitarian campaigns at Oxfam told the guardian that it was wrong for the UK to back a solution which would effectively turn fleeing migrants back to Libya.

Since the fall of Gaddafi in 2011, Libya has been struggling through a vicious civil war, with the country currently divided into several factions including some violent Islamist militant groups such as IS. 

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