Posts Tagged ‘Illegal Immigrants’

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...

Libyan coast guard intercepts 40 migrants off Zuwara

  • 22 July 2018 - 13:43
Libyan coast guard intercepts 40 migrants off Zuwara

Libya's coast guard says it has intercepted 40 migrants in the Mediterranean Sea, near its shores, bound for Europe. Coast guard spokesman Ayoub Qassim says a boat carrying 31 men, eight women and a child was stopped on Saturday off the coast of the western city of Zuwara. He said on Sunday...

8 immigrants suffocate to death in a truck container in Libya

  • 16 July 2018 - 13:42
8 immigrants suffocate to death in a truck container in Libya

8 illegal migrants, including six children, were found dead on Monday after suffocating from petrol fumes while packed into a lorry container on the west Libyan coast, the Libyan Navy said. 90 ,ore immigrants, who were recovered from the container, were in critical condition and had been taken...

Over 60 illegal immigrants missing off Libya coast

  • 3 July 2018 - 13:10
Over 60 illegal immigrants missing off Libya coast

Dozens of migrants are missing after a rubber boat they were on sank off the coast of Libya, local officials say. One official is quoted as saying 63 migrants have disappeared after Sunday's incident east of Tripoli, while 41 people have been rescued. About 170 migrants have gone missing in the...

Over 100 illegal immigrants drowned off Libyan coast

  • 30 June 2018 - 12:01
Over 100 illegal immigrants drowned off Libyan coast

The bodies of three babies have been recovered after a boat carrying around 120 migrants capsized off Libya. The country's coastguard says about 100 of them are missing at sea and feared dead. Another 16 people who had been on the rubber dingy were rescued. It was unclear where the...

Libyan coastguards rescue nearly 1000 migrants en route to Europe

  • 25 June 2018 - 10:22
Libyan coastguards rescue nearly 1000 migrants en route to Europe

Libya's coastguard has rescued nearly 1,000 migrants who were on boats in distress in the Mediterranean on their way to Europe, the navy said on Monday. Three separate operations took place on Sunday with the coastguard bringing ashore in Libya a total of 948 migrants, navy spokesman Ayoub...