Posts Tagged ‘Migrants’

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...

UN, aid groups evacuate migrants from Libyan capital’s clashes zone

  • 30 August 2018 - 14:51
UN, aid groups evacuate migrants from Libyan capital’s clashes zone

Hundreds of migrants have been relocated in Libya’s capital from government-run detention centers after getting trapped by clashes between rival groups, the United Nations and aid sources said on Thursday. The migrants have been brought to a “safer place” from two centers run by the...

Rescue ship Aquarius is back off Libyan coast to save migrants

  • 13 August 2018 - 21:55
Rescue ship Aquarius is back off Libyan coast to save migrants

Two French groups operating the rescue ship Aquarius said on Saturday it was back in Libyan coastal waters for the first time since triggering a diplomatic row over migration in June. The Aquarius picked up 141 people on Friday in two separate operations, SOS Mediterranee and Doctors Without...

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...

Libyan coastguards save lives of 158 migrants off the coast

  • 17 July 2018 - 17:48
Libyan coastguards save lives of 158 migrants off the coast

The Libyan coast guard on Monday stopped a migrant boat with 158 migrants aboard. These included 34 women and nine children, sources said.   The boat was intercepted off the city of Khoms, the coast guard said.   The migrants received humanitarian and medical assistance and were...

Italy agrees to allow migrants to land in Sicily

  • 16 July 2018 - 12:46
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. Malta and Italy had earlier each insisted that the other...

200 migrants rescued off Libya coast

  • 27 June 2018 - 16:24
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 rescued more than 1,100 migrants this week, including dozens of...

UNHCR shocked at mass drowning of 220 immigrants in Libya

  • 22 June 2018 - 14:52
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 in separate incidents earlier this week. The agency has also...

MSF says 800 migrants detained in worsening conditions in Libya

  • 5 May 2018 - 13:27
MSF says 800 migrants detained in worsening conditions in Libya

800 migrants in a Libyan detention center in western Libya are being held in worsening conditions without sufficient food or water, Doctors without Borders (MSF) said. Many of the migrants have been trapped for more than five months in the center of Zuwara, about 100 km (62 miles) west of...

UN: Evacuation of migrants’ deal from Libya at risk

  • 5 March 2018 - 20:13
UN: Evacuation of migrants’ deal from Libya at risk

  International efforts to release people from Libyan detention centres to Niger have hit a deadlock, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) has warned.   A senior official from the UN agency told MEPs in the European Parliament on Monday (5 March) that if more refugees and...