Posts Tagged ‘Illegal Immigrants’

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...

Libya coastguards rescue over 100 illegal immigrants, recover 5 bodies

  • 19 June 2018 - 16:13
Libya coastguards rescue over 100 illegal immigrants, recover 5 bodies

Libya’s navy recovered the bodies of five migrants while they rescued more than 100 after their vessel sank near the country’s coast, the navy told AFP on Monday. Libyan rescuers took three hours to reach the sinking rubber dinghy, officer Rami Ghommeidh said. A survivor said they had...

Libyan coastguards rescue over 150 migrants off Zuwara, Tripoli shores

  • 10 June 2018 - 14:58
Libyan coastguards rescue over 150 migrants off Zuwara, Tripoli shores

Libya's coast guard has intercepted more than 150 migrants, including women and children, in the Mediterranean Sea. The coastguards said  two boats were stopped Saturday off the coast of the western Zuwara district and the capital, Tripoli. They added that the boats were carrying 152...

Libya holds Ramadan Iftar for over 1300 illegal immigrants in Tripoli

  • 31 May 2018 - 15:32
Libya holds Ramadan Iftar for over 1300 illegal immigrants in Tripoli

The Libyan anti-immigration authority held Wednesday a Ramadan Iftar for nearly 1,300 illegal immigrants inside a reception center in the capital Tripoli. The Iftar (breakfast), an evening meal where Muslims end their daily Ramadan fast at sunset, was also attended by the head of the authority,...

At least 100 immigrants escape from Libya human trafficking camp

  • 26 May 2018 - 17:27
At least 100 immigrants escape from Libya human trafficking camp

More than 100 east African migrants escaped from a camp in the Libyan town of Bani Walid where they were being held hostage and tortured, international agencies and local sources said on Saturday, May 26. The migrants from Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia fled on Wednesday night to a mosque in the...

Amnesty International: Disgraceful EU policies lead to detention of more migrants off Libya shores

  • 16 May 2018 - 12:26
Amnesty International: Disgraceful EU policies lead to detention of more migrants off Libya shores

A surge in migrants and refugees intercepted at sea by the Libyan authorities has seen at least 2,600 people transferred, in the past two months alone, to squalid detention centres where they face torture and extortion, Amnesty International said today. The global human rights organisation...

Over 300 migrants rescued off Libya coast in separate operations

  • 13 May 2018 - 13:20
Over 300 migrants rescued off Libya coast in separate operations

More than 70 migrants, including three children, were rescued today off the coast of Libya as the Aquarius, chartered by the NGOs SOS Mediterranee and Doctors Without Borders came to their aid. An AFP photographer was aboard the vessel as rescuers hauled at least 73 people to safety,...