Posts Tagged ‘Libya’

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...

UNHCR: Over 179.400 people are internally displaced in Libya

  • 21 July 2018 - 19:59
UNHCR: Over 179.400 people are internally displaced in Libya

In coordination with local authorities and members of the Mixed Migration Working Group, UNHCR and its partners are following-up on the situation of the refugees and migrants who were found in an abandoned truck near the outskirts of Zwara (115 km west of Tripoli). On 16 July, 98...

Libya-Tunisia Ras Ajdair border closed for 10th day

  • 21 July 2018 - 19:40
Libya-Tunisia Ras Ajdair border closed for 10th day

A trade dispute between Libya and Tunisia has halted cross-border traffic for 10 days. Trucks have been unable to go through the border crossing for over a week, disrupting business and sowing confusion. Tunisians who work in Libya aren't sure they'll be able to re-enter after going home for...

Libya rejects EU proposals to set up migrants’ centers in the country

  • 21 July 2018 - 16:19
Libya rejects EU proposals to set up migrants’ centers in the country

The European Union’s migrant strategy suffered a major new setback Friday with Italy refusing to freely accept people rescued at sea and Libya spurning a proposal for asylum processing centres. The salvoes follow a fractious EU summit in June which agreed to set up “disembarkation...

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...

Libya’s Presidential Council member Fathi Mijibri withdraws, citing militia control on Tripoli

  • 18 July 2018 - 22:45
Libya’s Presidential Council member Fathi Mijibri withdraws, citing militia control on Tripoli

The member of the Presidential Council (PC) for Cyrenaica region, Fathi Al-Mijibri, has announced withdrawing from the PC in Tripoli, citing militia control on the capital an the PC as well as on the decisions.  The member called on the Cyrenaica members in the Tripoli government to withdraw in...

Amnesty International: Libyan women human rights defenders remain under attack

  • 18 July 2018 - 22:02
Amnesty International: Libyan women human rights defenders remain under attack

Libyan women activists, bloggers and journalists are increasingly being silenced as they face gender-based violence in the form of physical assault, abductions and sexual violence, as well as smear campaigns, gender-related slurs and attempts at intimidation, Amnesty International said...

Report: Libya’s oil money goes to foreign banks as citizens face looming poverty

  • 18 July 2018 - 12:24
Report: Libya’s oil money goes to foreign banks as citizens face looming poverty

  The Independent reported Tuesday that in Libya, corruption was endemic in the country under Moamar Gaddafi, but now, amid the chaos of military struggle, it overwhelms the whole fabric of the country. The British newspaper said that Libya is an example of a nation that is cursed by its own...

Libya’s state oil firm declares force majeure on Al-Zawiya oil refinery exports

  • 18 July 2018 - 12:00
Libya’s state oil firm declares force majeure on Al-Zawiya oil refinery exports

Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) said on Tuesday it had declared force majeure on exports from Zawiya oil terminal as production at Sharara oilfield dropped to 125,000 barrels per day (bpd). Production at Sharara, where some staff were evacuated after two workers were abducted on...

Spanish NGO: Libyan coastguards left a woman and a boy to die in the sea

  • 17 July 2018 - 21:59
Spanish NGO: Libyan coastguards left a woman and a boy to die in the sea

A woman and a boy adrift in the Mediterranean died just hours before help reached their damaged dinghy, Spanish rescuers said, after finding a second woman alive in the vessel, which had been carrying migrants toward Europe, Reuters reported on Tuesday. A rescue boat operated by the Spanish...