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Illegal Immigrants

140 illegal migrants deported to their countries from Libya

An immigration reception center in the southern Libyan city of Al-Kufra said last Thursday it had deported 140 illegal immigrants to their home countries. "140 illegal immigrants of the center have been deported to Chad and Sudan," the…

67 illegal migrants drown off Libya’s coast

67 migrants have drowned after a boat capsized in the Mediterranean Sea near Libya's northwestern coast, according to Italian media. A fisherman reported the incident to Alarm-Phone-Initiative, a self-organized hotline for refugees…

94 migrants rescued by NGO ship off Libya’s coast

94 illegal migrants, including four pregnant women, have been rescued by a charity ship off the coast of Libya. The Ocean Viking, operated jointly by SOS Mediterranee and Doctors Without Borders (Medecins Sans Frontieres, or MSF),…

Malta signs secret migrants’ interception deal with Libya

Malta's armed forces have started cooperating with Libya's coastguard to turn back migrant boats heading into Malta's search and rescue zone, Times of Malta newspaper reported on Sunday, citing a secret government deal. Under the terms…

Italy-Libya MoU to curb illegal immigration flow renewed

A deal to restrict the arrival of migrants and refugees into Italy from Libya was renewed automatically on Saturday. The MoU, signed in February 2017 by Italy and the UN-recognised Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) led by Fayez…

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…

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