Posts Tagged ‘Migration’

Niger’s President says ending migration flow from Africa needs fixing chaos in Libya

  • 18 August 2018 - 21:01
Niger’s President says ending migration flow from Africa needs fixing chaos in Libya

If Europe wants to halt migrant boat arrivals on its shores from Africa it must end the state of chaos in Libya, Niger’s President Mahamadou Issoufou told Reuters Thursday, warning that the stability of neighboring countries was at stake. Niger is a country of transit for migrants seeking to...

Libyan coastguards intercept 299 illegal migrants off Tripoli shores

  • 1 November 2017 - 11:13
Libyan coastguards intercept 299 illegal migrants off Tripoli shores

Libya’s coast guard says it has intercepted 299 African migrants, including 40 women and 19 children, on two rubber boats in the Mediterranean Sea east of the capital, Tripoli, according to the Associated Press. Spokesman Ayoub Gassim said Wednesday the migrants were rescued a day earlier near...

Migrant Offshore Aid Station group suspends work off Libya to help Rohingya at Bay of Bengal

  • 5 September 2017 - 11:23
Migrant Offshore Aid Station group suspends work off Libya to help Rohingya at Bay of Bengal

A Malta-based humanitarian group that has been rescuing migrants in the Mediterranean for three years is suspending operations after months of rising tensions with Italian and Libyan authorities. The Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) will instead sending its rescue ship, Phoenix, to the Bay of...

EU President urges for Turkey-EU-style migration deal in Libya

  • 29 August 2017 - 10:55
EU President urges for Turkey-EU-style migration deal in Libya

European Parliament President Antonio Tajani has called on EU leaders to set aside €6 billion in financial aid for Libya to stop migrants from entering Europe via the central Mediterranean. "‘We have to launch a large EU plan for Africa,’ European Parliament president added. “Europe...