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Libyan coastguards rescued 252 illegal migrants on Saturday

The Libyan navy on Saturday rescued 252 migrants seeking to reach Europe, in two separate operations off the country's western coast. "We were alerted... to the position of a migrant boat" around 30km off Zawiya, west of Tripoli,…

UNHCR puts immigrants stranded in Libya on flights to Europe

The U.N. refugee agency has evacuated more than 1,000 highly vulnerable people from Libya in a three-month operation that began last November. The agency hopes to evacuate hundreds more and is searching for more lasting solutions for people…

324 immigrants including Libyans rescued off Libya coast

The Libyan coastguard said 324 migrants were picked up on Monday trying to leave the North African country on board two rubber boats. Libya's western coastline is the main departure point for migrants attempting to reach Europe by…

90 illegal migrants drowned off Libyan coast

At least 90 migrants are believed to have drowned off the coast of Libya after their boat capsized this morning, reports the International Organization for Migration. Ten bodies washed ashore near the Libyan town of Zuwara, while two…

560 Nigerian illegal immigrants rerun home from Libya

560 Nigerian illegal immigrants arrived in Port Harcourt on Saturday, bringing to 1,590, the number of Nigerians repatriated from Libya since January 7. More than 6,000 illegal immigrants from Nigeria were deported from Libya in 2017.…

At least 8 migrants drown as dingy capsizes off Libya coast

At least 8 migrants have drowned and 84 have been rescued after a rubber dinghy sank off the coast of Libya, the Italian coastguard said. Dozens of others might still be missing, the Spanish rescue charity Proactiva Open Arms said.…

127 Ghanaian immigrants returned home from Libya

127 Ghanaian migrants have returned to Ghana from Libya through the intervention of Ghana's government, which said it was making efforts to bring more Ghanaian nationals back home. According to the account of one of the returnees,…

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