Posts Tagged ‘Illegal Immigrants’

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...

Mogherini: Over 30.000 migrants voluntarily evacuated from Libya

  • 27 September 2018 - 21:00
Mogherini: Over 30.000 migrants voluntarily evacuated from Libya

The EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said Thursday on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly that over 30,000 migrants have been "freed from Libya detention centers." Mogherini added that this achievement was made possible in cooperation and multilateralism between the UN, the EU,...

350 illegal immigrants saved by Libya’s coastguards this week

  • 26 September 2018 - 21:02
350 illegal immigrants saved by Libya’s coastguards this week

Libya's coastguards said they had intercepted about 350 Europe-bound illegal migrants, including women and children, off the Mediterranean coast in the past few days. The Libyan Navy Force Spokesman Ayoub Qassim explained Wednesday three boats carrying 235 passengers including 20 women and two...

Migrant departures from Libya may increase over security vacuum, Maltese FM says

  • 17 September 2018 - 21:24
Migrant departures from Libya may increase over security vacuum, Maltese FM says

Migrant departures from Libya may increase due to a deterioration of the security situation, foreign affairs minister Carmelo Abela told a Parliamentary committee on Monday. Abela told the House Committee for Foreign and European Affairs that the situation on the ground in Libya had worsened...

Over 100 illegal migrants died as boats capsized off Libya, MSF said

  • 10 September 2018 - 21:23
Over 100 illegal migrants died as boats capsized off Libya, MSF said

Over 100 migrants died in early September when their crowded rubber boats were wrecked off the coast of Libya, the MSF aid agency on Monday quoted survivors as saying. The two vessels had set out from the Libyan coast early on September 1, each carrying scores of people, mostly African, Medecins...

Libya’s coastguards rescue 60 illegal migrants off Al-Zawiya shores

  • 12 August 2018 - 16:32
Libya’s coastguards rescue 60 illegal migrants off Al-Zawiya shores

Libya’s coast guard says it has rescued 60 Europe-bound migrants, including women and children, off the Mediterranean coast. Spokesman Ayoub Qassim says the migrants, including 19 women and four children, were rescued after their rubber boat ran into trouble Sunday off the coast of the western...

IOM says the number of migrants in Libya’s detention centers is alarmingly high

  • 11 August 2018 - 20:44
IOM says the number of migrants in Libya’s detention centers is alarmingly high

The International Organization for Migration said that its voluntary repatriation program in Libya is unable to keep pace with the alarmingly high number of migrants in government detention centers wishing to go home. The U.N. migration agency reports government-run detention centers in Libya...

Open Arms Proactiva rescues 87 migrants off Libyan coast

  • 9 August 2018 - 16:02
Open Arms Proactiva rescues 87 migrants off Libyan coast

Spanish rescue boat “Open Arms” arrived in the southern port of Algeciras on Thursday with 87 migrants the crew said they had rescued off the coast of Libya. The charity Proactiva Open Arms operates in the sea between Libya and southern Europe in a mission aimed at aiding migrants who...

IOM: 680.000 migrants identified in Libya in May 2018

  • 4 August 2018 - 11:16
IOM: 680.000 migrants identified in Libya in May 2018

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) said that an estimated number of 680,000 illegal immigrants were identified in Libya till May 2018. "In May 2018, IOM Libya identified 679,897 migrants in Libya from 42 nationalities, 8% of them are minors," the IOM said Friday. "The top 5...

Libyan coastguards rescue 574 illegal immigrants in three operations

  • 2 August 2018 - 12:43
Libyan coastguards rescue 574 illegal immigrants in three operations

Libya’s coast guard picked up 574 migrants from inflatable boats in three operations on Monday off the North African country’s coast, naval forces spokesman Ayoub Qassem told Reuters. He said the migrants included 388 men, 66 women and 19 children. Two boats were picked up near the town of...