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IOM repatriates 165 illegal migrants from Libya to Nigeria

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Friday that 165 illegal migrants have been voluntarily deported from Libya to Nigeria. "Our team yesterday assisted 165 stranded Nigerian migrants in Libya, mostly women and…

31 Europe-bound migrants intercepted by Libyan coastguards

Libya's coast guard has intercepted 31 Europe-bound illegal migrants off the country's Mediterranean coast. Tuesday's statement by spokesman Ayoub Qassim said the rubber boat with 31 African migrants was stopped on Sunday off the western…

Libyan coastguards deny reports of drowned migrants

The Libyan coastguards on Sunday denied reports about more than 50 illegal immigrants drowning off the country's coast. "The news that more than 50 immigrants have drowned off the Libyan coast is untrue. All the immigrants on the boat…

UNHCR: First group of migrants moved from Libya to Rwanda

The first group of what is expected to be hundreds of evacuees have been moved to Rwanda from Libya, under a new programme involving the African Union and United Nations refugee agency. The 66 refugees, who were Sudanese, Somali or…

Rwanda to settle 500 migrants from Libyan detention centers

Hundreds of refugees and illegal immigrants trapped in Libyan detention centers will be evacuated to Rwanda as conflict rages in the country, the United Nations said Tuesday. Vincent Cochetel, special envoy for the central Mediterranean…

NGO vessel rescues 50 illegal migrants off Libya’s coast

Humanitarian groups SOS Mediterranee and Doctors Without Borders rescued 50 migrants on Sunday from a rubber dinghy off Libya's coast and brought them aboard their charity ship, Ocean Viking. According to Associated Press,  the…

Rwanda offers to host hundreds of migrants trapped in Libya

Migrants trapped in Libyan detention centres where many have been subjected to abuse would be evacuated to Rwanda under an emergency plan being discussed with international humanitarian agencies and the EU, The Financial Times has reported.…

Libyan coastguards rescue 62 EU-bound migrants off the coast

Libyan coast guards on Saturday rescued 62 illegal immigrants off the country's western coast, said the Libyan anti-illegal immigration department. The statement said that a coast guard's patrol rescued 62 illegal immigrants on a rubber…

At least 115 migrants drown off Libya’s coast

At least 115 migrants have gone missing and feared to have drowned and 134 others were rescued by Libyan coast guards and local fishermen after a wooden boat carrying migrants capsized off Libya. The Libyan Navy spokesman Ayoub Qassim…

UN calls for freeing migrants from Libya detention center

The heads of two refugee agencies called Thursday for refugees and illegal migrants held in Libyan centres to be freed and for countries to take them in. UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi and International Organization for…

German NGO rescues 44 stranded migrants off Libya’s coast

A German rescue boat has picked up 44 people that were stranded off the Libyan coast. The rescue comes a day after the same boat handed over 65 migrants to Malta. The "Alan Kurdi" vessel operated by Sea-Eye rescued 44 migrants on…

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