Posts Tagged ‘Illegal Immigrants’

Libyan Navy: 11 migrants’ bodies recovered, over 280 others rescued

  • 23 April 2018 - 11:44
Libyan Navy: 11 migrants’ bodies recovered, over 280 others rescued

Libyan coastguards recovered the bodies of 11 illegal migrants who died off Libya’s western shores during an attempted crossing to Italy on Sunday, a spokesman said.   More than 80 migrants survived the incident off the city of Sabratha, about 70 km (44 miles) west of...

Libya coastguards rescue over 200 illegal immigrants off western coast

  • 18 April 2018 - 10:15
Libya coastguards rescue over 200 illegal immigrants off western coast

Libyan coast guard  rescued on Tuesday more than 200 illegal immigrants on two rubber boats off western coast, according to a local official. "The department has received 204 illegal immigrants of nine African nationalities, including 71 women and 10 children, after they were rescued by a coast...

Libya: Number of detained migrants dropped sharply

  • 17 April 2018 - 21:54
Libya: Number of detained migrants dropped sharply

The number of migrants detained in Libya has dropped by four-fifths since May 2017, a senior government official said on Monday. General Mohammad Bishr, head of a government department set up to tackle clandestine migration, told AFP that the number of migrants held by authorities had fallen...

UN Report: Libya still has torture and slave markets of immigrants

  • 22 March 2018 - 16:15
UN Report: Libya still has torture and slave markets of immigrants

  Armed groups execute and torture civilians in Libya in almost complete impunity seven years after the revolution that toppled Muammar Gaddafi, the United Nations human rights office said on Wednesday.   Libyans and migrants are often held incommunicado in arbitrary detention in...

HRW: Europe should help end cycle of detention, violence in Libya

  • 16 March 2018 - 19:41
HRW: Europe should help end cycle of detention, violence in Libya

A young Eritrean man died on Tuesday in Sicily of tuberculosis compounded by severe malnutrition. His name was Segen. He was 22, reported Human Rights Watch (HRW).   HRW said that Segen was rescued from the Mediterranean on Sunday by Pro Activa Open Arms, a Spanish group,...

Mogherini: At least 16.000 migrants were repatriated from Libya camps

  • 13 March 2018 - 21:28
Mogherini: At least 16.000 migrants were repatriated from Libya camps

At least 16,000 African migrants have been repatriated from camps in Libya under an emergency plan, the EU's foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said Tuesday. European and African leaders announced a plan for accelerated "voluntary" deportations in December after horrifying TV footage...

Libyan coastguards rescued 252 illegal migrants on Saturday

  • 11 March 2018 - 11:41
Libyan coastguards rescued 252 illegal migrants on Saturday

The Libyan navy on Saturday rescued 252 migrants seeking to reach Europe, in two separate operations off the country's western coast. "We were alerted... to the position of a migrant boat" around 30km off Zawiya, west of Tripoli, navy captain Rami al-Hadi Ghomed said. He said the 140...

21 illegal migrants drown off Libyan coast en route to Italy

  • 6 March 2018 - 16:11
21 illegal migrants drown off Libyan coast en route to Italy

  21 illegal migrants were missing and probably drowned after a rubber dinghy and a wooden boat set off from Libya for Italy and had to be rescued, the International Organisation for Migration said on Tuesday.   The 21 people missing were all among the 51 on the wooden...

UNHCR puts immigrants stranded in Libya on flights to Europe

  • 22 February 2018 - 20:27
UNHCR puts immigrants stranded in Libya on flights to Europe

The U.N. refugee agency has evacuated more than 1,000 highly vulnerable people from Libya in a three-month operation that began last November. The agency hopes to evacuate hundreds more and is searching for more lasting solutions for people who are held in detention centers in Libya, and whose...

Libyan coastguards rescue 441 illegal migrants off western shores

  • 21 February 2018 - 09:20
Libyan coastguards rescue 441 illegal migrants off western shores

Libya's coastguard rescued 441 migrants in two separate operations as their boats drifted off the western coast, the navy and a doctor said on Tuesday.   Thirty-five women and 16 children were among 324 illegal migrants rescued in one of the operations on Monday with help...