Category: Libya


Somali man kills himself in Libyan detention centre

A 28-year-old Somali man set himself on fire on 24 October 2018 at the Tariq Al-Sikka detention centre in the Libyan capital of...
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Rescued migrants forcibly removed from cargo ship in Libya

A group of over 70 migrants have been forcibly removed from a ship that rescued and taken them to the Libyan city of Misrata. The...
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First group of irregular migrants airlifted to Niger by UNHCR from Tripoli since June

As violence rages in Libya’s capital Tripoli, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) says it has airlifted...
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Migrant deaths in the Mediterranean exceed 2,000 this year

After another 17 migrants died on the journey across the Mediterranean on 5 November 2018, the United Nations High Commissioner...
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Group calls for the release of Nigerian irregular migrants detained in Libya

The Migration Enlightenment Project Nigeria (MEPN) has urged the Government of Nigeria to request the release of Nigerians in...
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Irregular migrants from Northern Nigeria tell of suffering in Libya

The alarming rate of irregular migration has become a major issue in Nigeria. While most of the emphasis has focused on people...
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At least 10,000 Nigerian migrants have returned from Libya

Over 10,000 Nigerian migrants who were stranded in Libya have voluntarily returned home between April 2017 and October 2018,...
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Migrant boat in distress ignored by Libyan coastguard

A rubber boat carrying around 100 migrants spent hours in distress off the Libyan coast, as officials ignored calls for...
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Over 150 Nigerians return from Libya

A group of 153 Nigerian migrants held in Libya were assisted to return home on 14 September 2018, through the International...
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