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Brian Kelly is the Regional Emergency and Post Crisis Advisor at the International Organization for Migration’s Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, based in Bangkok. He specializes in humanitarian operations and the coordination of relief-and-recovery programming.
This brief provides a background on the displacement and evacuation of migrant workers caught in the Libyan civil war. It highlights questions raised as a result of this crisis regarding the response of the international community, discusses lessons learned from the Libyan experience, and identifies policy recommendations for addressing the protection needs of labor migrants during humanitarian crises.