Merkel voices concern about situation in Libya, Sudan

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi, left, brief the media prior to a meeting at the

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi, left, brief the media prior to a meeting at the

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, second from left, welcomes United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi, left, for a meeting at the c

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, second from left, welcomes United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi, left, for a meeting at the c

German Chancellor Angela Merkel silhouette in front of a window as she welcomes United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi for a mee

German Chancellor Angela Merkel silhouette in front of a window as she welcomes United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi for a mee

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi, left, brief the media prior to a meeting at the

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi, left, brief the media prior to a meeting at the

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi, center, brief the media prior to a meeting at th

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi, center, brief the media prior to a meeting at th

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, second from left, welcomes United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi, left, for a meeting at the c

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, second from left, welcomes United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi, left, for a meeting at the c

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, welcomes United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi, left, for a meeting at the chancellery

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, welcomes United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi, left, for a meeting at the chancellery

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel is expressing concern about the human rights situation in Libya and Sudan while calling for an improved approach to the factors that force people to migrate.

Merkel said before a meeting Monday with the head of the U.N. refugee agency that "the challenges (of migration) continue to be gigantic."

U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi said the escalation of fighting in Libya made it difficult to work in the refugee camps there. He thanked Germany for its support of migrants in Libya and elsewhere.

Separately, Merkel talked to Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi on the phone about the political instability in Libya and Sudan. She says Germany supports the Sudanese opposition's demand for the military government to hand power over to a civilian administration.