Posts Tagged ‘human trafficking’

UN slaps sanctions on six human traffickers in Libya

  • 8 June 2018 - 00:07
UN slaps sanctions on six human traffickers in Libya

The United Nations Security Council on Thursday sanctioned six people for involvement in human trafficking and smuggling of migrants in Libya after Russia lifted a hold it had set on the request for action against the individuals. The Netherlands, backed by France, Germany, Britain and the...

UN: Libyan security services are accomplice with human smugglers

  • 8 February 2018 - 13:08
UN: Libyan security services are accomplice with human smugglers

  The United Nations said most armed groups involved in human trafficking in Libya have links to the country’s official security institutions.   UN sanctions experts said in a confidential report to a Security Council committee seen by Reuters, smugglers operating with...

As political parities gather in Tunisia for UN-brokered agreement, war rages on in west Libya

  • 1 October 2017 - 10:51
As political parities gather in Tunisia for UN-brokered agreement, war rages on in west Libya

Military conflict and intense fighting have entered the third week in the coastal city of Sabratha, leaving about 26 persons killed, 170 injured and thousands displaced, according to Health Ministry and the Libyan Red crescent. Sabratha is a very crucial regional and coastal city both for Libya...

Despite Libyan Prime Minister denial, Italy approves sending ships to Libyan waters

  • 28 July 2017 - 20:24
Despite Libyan Prime Minister denial, Italy approves sending ships to Libyan waters

Italy on Friday approved sending Italian naval ships to help the Libyan coast guard combat migrant trafficking following a request by the North African nation, The Associated Press reported. The measure is part of efforts to stanch the flow of hundreds of thousands of migrants who are smuggled...

Al-Sirraj asks Italy to send ships into Libyan waters to combat human trafficking

  • 26 July 2017 - 15:37
Al-Sirraj asks Italy to send ships into Libyan waters to combat human trafficking

Libya's Tripoli-based government has asked Italy to provide naval support in fighting human trafficking in Libyan territorial waters, Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni said on Wednesday, Reuters said. Gentiloni spoke after meeting Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Seraj, who came to Rome a day...