Category: Libya


Rwanda receives second group of African evacuees from Libya

A group of 123 African refugees and asylum seekers were evacuated from Libyan detention centres and arrived in Kigali...
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Hundreds of migrants intercepted off Libyan coast and returned to detention centres

Almost 500 migrants attempting to reach Europe on inflatable rubber boats have been intercepted by Libya’s coastguard during...
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At least 71 migrants returned to Libya after four days at sea

The Libyan coastguard has rescued at least 71 Europe-bound migrants who were stuck at sea for four days on 29 September.  The...
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Thirteen women dead, 8 children missing after overcrowded migrant boat sinks near Italy

The Italian coast guard recovered the bodies of 13 female migrants from an overturned boat near the Italian island of Lampedusa...
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Libyan government calls for international support for the 700,000 irregular migrants in Libya at pan-African migration forum

Around 707,000 irregular migrants are currently in Libya and only 7,000 of them are housed in purpose-built centres, according to...
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Italy: Three men accused of torturing migrants in Libyan detention centre arrested

Three men who are accused of raping and torturing migrants in a Libyan detention centre have been arrested by Italian police. A...
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Rwanda to receive first 500 migrants evacuated from Libyan detention centres

Hundreds of African migrants will be evacuated from Libyan detention centres to Rwanda in the coming weeks. This move was planned...
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Lagos: 153 Nigerian migrants returned from Libya

As part of an ongoing effort to return Nigerian migrants stranded in Libya, a group of 153 migrants were voluntarily returned to...
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Nigeria: Edo receives almost 5,000 Libya returnees in two years

Since 2017, the Edo State government claims to have received and reintegrated 4,943 locals who had become stuck in Libya.  The...
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