Category: Libya


Libya detention riot leaves dozens of migrants injured

About 50 migrants have been injured when guards came in to stop a protest by migrants and asylum seekers at a detention centre in...
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France to send more boats to Libya’s coastguard

France will deliver six boats to Libya to support the country’s efforts to curb irregular migration, the French defence...
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Eritrean refugees evacuated from Libya to Niger

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said it has evacuated 159 Eritrean asylum-seekers from...
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Nigerian returnee from Libya cautions others against taking the irregular route to Europe

Since the launch of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) voluntary return programme, more than 8, 000 Nigerian...
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Migrants stranded at sea for 19 days finally brought to port

After spending 19 days stranded at sea, 49 migrants picked up by two German rescue ships were finally allowed to disembark in...
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Libyan coastguard said it intercepted and rescued 15,000 migrants in the Mediterranean in 2018

Over 15,000 migrants have been intercepted or rescued in the Mediterranean in 2018, said a spokesperson for the Libyan coastguard...
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Eritrean diaspora unites against abuse of Eritreans in Libya

Outraged by the scale of the suffering endured by Eritrean migrants trapped in Libya, 200 representatives of the Eritrean...
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Nigeria: Migration action must address root causes

The Government of Nigeria has pledged to eradicate the drivers of irregular migration in a bid to deter Nigerian migrants from...
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Migrants in Niger: new routes, shorter, more dangerous

To fight against irregular migration, the Nigerien authorities adopted a law in 2016 that strongly penalises smugglers and all...
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