||<p>The UK remains concerned by the conditions faced by migrants in Libyan detention
centres. We have consistently raised this issue with the Government of National Accord,
including during a recent visit by the International Development Secretary. The UK
continues to provide humanitarian support to vulnerable refugees and migrants in Libya,
including through over £5m of funding for UN agencies and non-governmental organisations.
UK assistance to the Libyan Coastguard has been delivered through financial contributions
and the provision of two military training teams to Operation Sophia’s (the EU Naval
Operation set up in response to the Mediterranean Migration Crisis) Coastguard Training
Task. This training aims to equip the Libyan Coastguard with the skills required to
manage search and rescue and conduct counter smuggling/trafficking activities properly,
whilst respecting human rights. The training also includes sessions on seamanship.
These efforts are part of a comprehensive approach to migration that includes supporting
assisted voluntary returns, tackling people smuggling and encouraging economic development
in source countries.</p>