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65 migrants drowned trying to reach Europe

Tens of illegal migrants trying to reach Europe drowned in the Mediterranean on Friday and 100 more were sent back to Libya, the United Nations said. This happened while Italian authorities signalling opposition to more migration from…

Italy agrees to allow migrants to land in Sicily

Italy will allow 450 migrants who were picked up from an overcrowded boat on Saturday to disembark in Sicily. The decision was taken after Italy said that France, Germany, Malta, Portugal and Spain had each agreed to take 50 migrants.…

200 migrants rescued off Libya coast

Libya's coast guard says it has intercepted 200 African migrants in the Mediterranean Sea. Spokesman Ayoub Qassim said late Tuesday a wooden boat was stopped off the eastern coast of the capital, Tripoli. Libya's coast guard has…

UNHCR shocked at mass drowning of 220 immigrants in Libya

The U.N. refugee agency says survivors have reported that some 220 migrants drowned off the coast of Libya in recent days and is expressing shock at the mass drownings. A statement by UNHCR released on Thursday said the migrants drowned…

UNHCR evacuated 1000 migrants from Libya in three months

Since November, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has evacuated over 1,000 highly vulnerable refugees out of Libya and is looking for durable solutions for them in third countries. On Tuesday, a flight departed from Tripoli bound for,…

Libyan coastguards: Over 100 illegal migrants feared dead

Libya’s coastguards said about 100 migrants were believed missing at sea and that at least 279 others had been rescued off the Libyan coast. Wednesday’s statement says the migrants, mostly Africans, had embarked on the perilous trip…

Libya and IOM send 142 Guinean illegal immigrants back home

142 illegal migrants were deported on board a flight back to Guinea on Wednesday with the assistance of the UN International Organisation for Migration, officials reported. The repatriation comes as Libya steps up efforts to send…

166 illegal immigrants rescued off Libya’s coast

A Libyan coastguard patrol rescued 166 illegal immigrants from different African nationalities off the coast of Garabulli, Libya. The rescue operation was carried out by the boat Sabratha, and among the rescued were "5 women and 14…

Blackwater offers to end Libya’s migration dilemma

The founder of the private military contractor Blackwater, Erik Prince, has proposed a plan to intervene in the migrant crisis in Libya with a proposal involving a privately-trained police force that would mirror his company’s work in…

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