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189 migrants evacuated from Libya to Rwanda, UNHCR says

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said on Friday that 189 refugees had been evacuated from Libya to Rwanda. The "189 refugees and asylum seekers evacuated from Libya are now safe in the Gashora Transit Center…

UNHCR: First group of migrants moved from Libya to Rwanda

The first group of what is expected to be hundreds of evacuees have been moved to Rwanda from Libya, under a new programme involving the African Union and United Nations refugee agency. The 66 refugees, who were Sudanese, Somali or…

55.726 asylum seekers registered in Libya, UNHCR says

As of 17 June 2019, a total of 55,726 asylum seekers and refugees are registered with UNHCR in Libya. UNHCR added on Tuesday that a total of 4,131 individuals have been identified by UNHCR and its partners to be currently in one of…

UNHCR: No migrants should be returned to “unsafe” Libya

The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said that no migrants should be returned to Libya as fighting continues in the capital, Tripoli. A spokesman for the UNHCR, Charlie Yaxley said Tuesday, returning people to the North African…

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…

UNHCR: 133 refugees evacuated from Libya to Niger

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, in coordination with Libyan authorities, evacuated 133 refugees from Libya to Niger today after hosting them at a Gathering and Departure Facility (GDF) in Tripoli which opened on Tuesday. Most evacuees,…

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