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Libyan Government of National Unity (GNU) Head, Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh, has met with UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Assistant High Commissioner, Raouf Mazou, on the sidelines of the Italy-Africa Summit, according to UNHCR Office in Libya.

High-profile European politicians, including the EU’s former foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, Italy’s current and former interior ministers and the current and former prime ministers of Malta, have been named as the subjects of a criminal complaint at the international criminal court alleging they conspired with Libya’s coastguard to illegally push back refugees trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea into Europe, The Guardian reported.

Some 114 refugees will travel from Libya to Italy on Wednesday, November 29,  and be received by Italy’s national reception system, the Sant’Egidio Catholic lay peacemaking community, and Evangelical Churches, the Italian interior ministry said Tuesday.

UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said Tuesday it helped 32 refugees, including young children, leave on flights this week from Libya to be resettled in Canada and Norway, with logistical support from International Organization for Migration (IOM) Libya.