Posts Tagged ‘IOM’

MSF demands evacuation of thousands of migrants and refugees from Libya

  • 8 September 2018 - 20:32
MSF demands evacuation of thousands of migrants and refugees from Libya

Thousands of refugees, migrants, and asylum seekers arbitrarily held in Libyan detention centers must immediately be released and evacuated to safety out of the country, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today, urging...

International Organization for Migration evacuates 154 Ivory Coast migrants from Libya

  • 12 August 2018 - 14:24
International Organization for Migration evacuates 154 Ivory Coast migrants from Libya

International Organization for Migration (IOM) on Saturday revealed that 154 illegal immigrants have been voluntarily repatriated from Libya to their homeland Ivory Coast. The IOM said in a statement that it will ensure the needs of 154 people, including 6 children, to be covered before their...

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...

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...

Italy-Libya sea route deadliest in The Mediterranean in 2018

  • 28 July 2018 - 15:05
Italy-Libya sea route deadliest in The Mediterranean in 2018

For the fifth straight year, at least 1,500 migrants have perished in the Mediterranean, with the route between Libya and Italy being the deadliest, claiming the lives of one in 19, the U.N. migration agency said on Friday. Migrants are seen in a rubber dinghy as they are rescued by Libyan coast...

IOM: There are 662.000 migrants in Libya this year

  • 19 July 2018 - 19:59
IOM: There are 662.000 migrants in Libya this year

The number of migrants in Libya’s overcrowded detention centres has almost doubled over the past three months, according to the UN’s migration agency. Amid a crackdown on Mediterranean crossings by the Italy and EU-backed Libyan coastguard, the number of people being held has swollen from...

IOM repatriates 150 Somali immigrants from Libya

  • 3 June 2018 - 16:08
IOM repatriates 150 Somali immigrants from Libya

The International Organization for Migration says it has repatriated 150 Somali migrants stranded in Libya this past week. Most had been held in government-run detention centers for months under abysmal conditions. The returning Somali migrants account for only a fraction of the hundreds of...

21 illegal migrants drown off Libyan coast en route to Italy

  • 6 March 2018 - 16:11
21 illegal migrants drown off Libyan coast en route to Italy

  21 illegal migrants were missing and probably drowned after a rubber dinghy and a wooden boat set off from Libya for Italy and had to be rescued, the International Organisation for Migration said on Tuesday.   The 21 people missing were all among the 51 on the wooden...

IOM identifies over 700.000 immigrants in Libya in February 2018

  • 21 February 2018 - 13:06
IOM identifies over 700.000 immigrants in Libya in February 2018

In the 17th round of DTM Libya data collection taking place in January and February 2018, IOM identified 704,142 migrants in Libya. Migrants were identified in 99 Municipal Councils and 551 branch municipalities and originating from up to 40 countries. In addition to those identified in urban...

Libya: IOM staffer Rania Kharma freed by Sabha police

  • 16 January 2018 - 13:12
Libya: IOM staffer Rania Kharma freed by Sabha police

The staffer of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Rania Kharma who was kidnapped days ago in southern Libya was freed by Sabha police department on Tuesday. According to local sources from Sabha, the police department and personnel coordinated with the elders of Sabha and talked...