EU – IOM has carried out first aid training courses in Libya with rescuers involved in migrant lifesaving operations in the Mediterranean Sea. The three training courses for government and non-government actors took place in Tripoli in December 2016.
Anger in Libya over an agreement last Sunday between Libyan and Tunisian municipalities on either side of the border that is said to give Tunisian traders a significant financial advantage over Libyans is growing.
The Libyan authorities responsible for the crossing border of Ras Ajdair between Libya and Tunisia said Monday that the crossing checkpoint is open for both countries’ citizens, however, the residents of Ben Guredane in Tunisia are blocking the road and preventing travelers to go through from either side.
The spokesperson of the Presidential Council (PC), Ashraf Tulty, had announced, in Tripoli on Sunday, that the coming days will witness the formation of the new security devices, including the Presidential Guards.
The head of the Presidential Council (PC) of the Government of National Accord (GNA), Fayez Al-Sarraj, and his deputy, Ahmed Mitig, met, on Thursday in Tripoli, a common team from the sovereign institutions of the security and administrations of the national borders.
The EU is set to start training of Libyan Coastguard personnel on October 24, Libya’s official news agency LANA quoted EU sources as saying.
The IOM reportss that over the past five years it has facilitated the voluntary return of thousands of migrants from Libya back to their countries of origin. Following the outbreak of the Libyan conflict in February 2011, it has repatriated over 200,000 migrants fleeing the violence to countries around the …
The Council of the European Union on Thursday extended the mandate of the planning mission EUBAM Libya until 21 August 2017. It also approved its budget of €17 million for the period from 22 August 2016 to 21 August 2017.
The European Union is taking steps to beef up its struggling efforts against human smuggling and trafficking from Libya, but until the country is politically stable, the changes aren’t likely to be sufficient. Summary⎙ Print The EU’s Operation Sophia has so far failed to stop the smuggling of people from …
The Islamic State group (IS) in Libya is boosting its numbers by people-smuggling new recruits across Libya’s porous southern borders and kidnapping migrant workers, Middle East Eye has learnt.