Posts Tagged ‘Illegal Immigration’

Libyan coastguards rescue 137 immigrants off west Tripoli shores

  • 6 August 2017 - 19:42
Libyan coastguards rescue 137 immigrants off west Tripoli shores

Libya's coastguard intercepted 137 migrants including 5 women and 3 children on Sunday, August 6, as they attempted to reach Europe, a migration official told Agence France-Presse. Amine al-Boussefi, head of a government agency in Tripoli tackling clandestine migration, said "137 migrants were...

African migrants suffocated in van parked nearby Tripoli beach

  • 4 June 2017 - 22:38
African migrants suffocated in van parked nearby Tripoli beach

African migrants suffocated in van parked nearby Tripoli beach inside a van on the road nearby Garabulli beach, a suburban area outside Tripoli, Tripoli Illegal Immigration Interception Department's teams revealed on Sunday. The van has been closed for two days, the teams' members...

1296 Nigerians repatriated from Libya this year so far, IOM

  • 4 June 2017 - 11:26
1296 Nigerians repatriated from Libya this year so far, IOM

1296 Nigerians were repatriated from Libya between January and May this year. According to the figures released, yesterday, by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) during a stakeholders round table on irregular migration and human trafficking in Lagos, more Nigerians are stranded...

Head of UNHCR urges Libyan authorities to free all immigrants from detention centres

  • 22 May 2017 - 12:39
Head of UNHCR urges Libyan authorities to free all immigrants from detention centres

The Head of the United Nations refugee agency on Sunday urged Libyan authorities to free all asylum seekers and refugees from its detention centres as he visited Tripoli. "I hope first of all that asylum seekers and refugees can be taken out of detention centres," UN High Commissioner for...