Libyan Women Activists Reject Victor Orban’s Proposal to Create Refugee City in Libya

Libyan National Commission for Human Rights Condemns Hungary’s Proposal for City of Migrants in Libya

Demonstrators for the rec (center gate - Hamza Turkish) (photo:)

Libyan women and activists from various cities and regions across the country, rejected a proposal from Hungarian prime minister, Viktor Orban, for the establishment of a city on the Libyan coast for refugees who cross the Mediterranean to Europe and condemned his proposal as a flagrant violation of Libyan sovereignty.

Their statement was addressed to the international community, the United Nations mission in Libya (UNSMIL), the European Union, the African Union and the Arab League.

They speculated on the potential success of such a proposal if the city were to be established on the banks of the Danube, the longest river in the European Union that passes through Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest and Belgrade, while crossing the borders of 10 sovereign European nations. There would be abundant water, food and safety.

They stressed the need for concerted and unified national and international efforts to address threats to sovereignty, peace and security in Libya, as they continue their struggle to achieve security and peace.

The Hungarian PM made his remarks at the European Union meeting in Vienna last Saturday.

Orban sparked controversy in past, vilifying refugees, erecting razor wire fences along Hungary’s southern border claiming the Balkans route was closed and he intended to keep it that way.

Meena Sovjani
Jamahiriya News Agency