Posts Tagged ‘Illegal Immigrants’

UNHCR: 114 migrants resettled from Libya to Canada and Norway

  • 13 December 2018 - 15:41
UNHCR: 114 migrants resettled from Libya to Canada and Norway

The United Nation Higher Commissioner of Refugees (UNHCR) said on Wednesday that it has helped resettle 114 immigrants from Libya to Norway and Canada in the first week of December. "During the first week of December, 3 flights with 114 Eritrean, Sudanese and Syrian vulnerable refugees left...

MSF: Migrants forced to disembark in Libya are still at risk

  • 10 December 2018 - 21:04
MSF: Migrants forced to disembark in Libya are still at risk

More than 90 people rescued in the central Mediterranean Sea last month by the merchant ship Nivin are still being held in Libya after they were forcibly removed from the ship by Libyan security forces in Misrata. This assault underscores the increasingly harsh treatment of migrants, refugees,...

15 illegal migrants drown off Libyan coast

  • 4 December 2018 - 13:20
15 illegal migrants drown off Libyan coast

At least 15 migrants have died in a boat off the Libyan coast, an Egyptian survivor told Reuters on Tuesday. "We were 25 migrants on a boat ... We set off from (the western Libyan town of) Sabratah and we were at sea for 12 days without food and water," he said, speaking in the western city of...

Spain in “intense diplomatic talks” over fishing boat with migrants abroad off Libya’s coast

  • 28 November 2018 - 19:27
Spain in “intense diplomatic talks” over fishing boat with migrants abroad off Libya’s coast

The Spanish government says is holding "intense diplomatic talks" to resolve the stranding of a Spanish fishing vessel for nearly one week after it took on board 12 migrants, including two children, north of the Libyan coast. The rescue by the crew aboard the Nuestra Senora de Loreto took place...

IOM: 15.000 illegal migrants returned to their countries from Libya so far in 2018

  • 25 November 2018 - 16:44
IOM: 15.000 illegal migrants returned to their countries from Libya so far in 2018

More than 15.000 migrants have returned home from Libya through a voluntary programme since the beginning of 2018, the International Organisation for Migration said on Friday. "So far this year, more than 15,000 migrants were able to return home to 32 countries across Africa and Asia with...

Misrata security personnel force trapped migrants off cargo ship, HRW condemns

  • 21 November 2018 - 17:10
Misrata security personnel force trapped migrants off cargo ship, HRW condemns

Libyan security forces forcibly removed 79 migrants and asylum seekers on November 20, 2018 from the Panama-flagged cargo ship Nivin in the port of Misrata in Libya, after they refused to leave the ship for 10 days, Human Rights Watch said today. Security forces reportedly used force and tear...

Illegal immigrants inside cargo ship prefer death to returning to Libya, reports say

  • 20 November 2018 - 14:01
Illegal immigrants inside cargo ship prefer death to returning to Libya, reports say

Refugees and migrants refusing to leave a cargo boat in a Libyan port are pleading to be taken to Europe, saying they are prepared to die than be returned to detention in Libya.  As the standoff with Libyan authorities in Misrata entered its ninth day, two of those on board told Al Jazeera on...

315 illegal migrants saved by Libyan Coast Guard

  • 7 November 2018 - 17:37
315 illegal migrants saved by Libyan Coast Guard

The Libyan Coast Guard picked up a total of 315 migrants in the Mediterranean Sea on Wednesday who were trying to reach Europe in three inflatable boats, a spokesman said. The migrants, who included 275 men, 32 women and eight children from different sub-Saharan and Arab countries, were moved to...

IOM: Over 13.000 illegal immigrants repatriated from Libya in 2018

  • 21 October 2018 - 20:33
IOM: Over 13.000 illegal immigrants repatriated from Libya in 2018

Over 13,000 migrants have been voluntarily repatriated by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) from Libya to their home countries in 2018, the UN Support Mission in Libya said Sunday. "By Oct. 11, IOM Libya had assisted a total of 13,393 migrants in safely travelling back to 32...

Group of Nigerian migrants released from Libya detention center after abuse video

  • 1 October 2018 - 22:08
Group of Nigerian migrants released from Libya detention center after abuse video

A group of Nigerian migrants held in Libya have been released after a video documenting their detention went viral on social media, AFP has reported. The migrants, held in the coastal city of Zawiya, filmed the video in July, documenting the poor conditions of their imprisonment and pleading for...