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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.

Libya’s instability made migrants endure inhuman conditions

While Libya is going through political division and nation-wide conflicts, migrants from all African countries continue to be the victim of individual and militia abuse in the capital and elsewhere around the country, according to IOM and other relief organisations as well as Operation Sophia of the EU off Libya’s …

Russia in Libya, A Driver for Escalation?

Since summer 2016 Russia has stealthily joined the fray in Libya, having disengaged in 2011 when its hopes at protecting up to $10 billion in contracts with the Qaddafi regime were frustrated. In early November, a small number of Russian military technicians appeared on the ground in Cyrenaica, reportedly to …

Serraj and French President Hollande in security cooperation talks in Marrakesh

French help in training the presidential guard and on cooperation on security and the fight in Libya against the so-called Islamic State were at the centre of talks today in Marrakesh between Faiez Serraj, head of the Presidency Council (PC), and French President Francois Hollande.