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Beida government accuses Italy of violating Libyan sovereignty

In a sign of its growing annoyance with Italy over its cooperation with the Presidency Council and the Government of National Accord (GNA), the rival interim government in Beida this week accused the Italian navy of illegally entering Libya’s territorial waters. It claimed Italy was violating Libyan sovereignty.

IOM and EU train first patch of Libyan Rescue teams in the Mediterranean

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.

Photo Essay: The Deadly Sea from Libya to Europe

Over the last few years, the expanse of Mediterranean Sea stretching between Libya and Italy has become an increasingly dangerous highway used by economic migrants and refugees pursuing a desperate dream of a better and richer—or just safer—future in Europe.