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Rwanda to settle 500 migrants from Libyan detention centers

Hundreds of refugees and illegal immigrants trapped in Libyan detention centers will be evacuated to Rwanda as conflict rages in the country, the United Nations said Tuesday. Vincent Cochetel, special envoy for the central Mediterranean…

NGO vessel rescues 50 illegal migrants off Libya’s coast

Humanitarian groups SOS Mediterranee and Doctors Without Borders rescued 50 migrants on Sunday from a rubber dinghy off Libya's coast and brought them aboard their charity ship, Ocean Viking. According to Associated Press,  the…

Libyan coastguards rescue 278 migrants on four dinghies

The Libyan coast guard said it had rescued 278 migrants on four different boats in recent days. The migrants, including 18 women and two children, had been trying to make their way to Europe. Libya's coast guard on Saturday said it…

Rwanda offers to host hundreds of migrants trapped in Libya

Migrants trapped in Libyan detention centres where many have been subjected to abuse would be evacuated to Rwanda under an emergency plan being discussed with international humanitarian agencies and the EU, The Financial Times has reported.…

40 migrants rescued by German NGO disembarked in Malta

40 migrants aboard a German NGO rescue ship arrived in Malta Sunday after Italy refused to let them land and a distribution agreement was made between several EU countries. The Alan Kurdi ship, run by charity Sea-Eye, had rescued the…

Libyan coastguards rescue 62 EU-bound migrants off the coast

Libyan coast guards on Saturday rescued 62 illegal immigrants off the country's western coast, said the Libyan anti-illegal immigration department. The statement said that a coast guard's patrol rescued 62 illegal immigrants on a rubber…

EU calls for end to migrants’ detention in Libya

The European Union said the the current migration management system used by Libya must end. The bloc stressed that it remains committed to fighting human trafficking. ''Libya's current system of managing irregular migration and…

At least 115 migrants drown off Libya’s coast

At least 115 migrants have gone missing and feared to have drowned and 134 others were rescued by Libyan coast guards and local fishermen after a wooden boat carrying migrants capsized off Libya. The Libyan Navy spokesman Ayoub Qassim…

Libya’s coastguards intercept 38 migrants

The Libyan coast guard says that it has intercepted about four dozen Europe-bound migrants off the Mediterranean coast. The coast guard said Wednesday it had taken the migrants to Tajoura detention center that was bombed earlier this…

IOM: “Not all migrants in Libya want to go to Europe”

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has dismissed the notion that all migrants currently in Libya aim to come to Europe. The organization estimates that out of 650,000, "a few ten thousand migrants in Libya have the right…

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