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Germany and Italy want to take control of Libya-Niger border to stem flow of migrants

The interior ministers of Germany and Italy have written to Brussels urging the creation of an “EU Mission” at the border between Libya and Niger “as soon as possible,” after over 40,000 people traveled through the North African country into Europe this year.

Libyan authorities seize goods bound for smuggling to neighboring countries

The fuel and gas crisis committee has announced confiscating all of the vehicles that had been prepared to smuggle fuel and foods outside Libya via Ras Ajdair border with Tunisia. The committee said Tuesday that Ras Ajdair security personnel seized all of the vehicles and foods as well as other …

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.

Turmoil on Tunisian-Libyan border of Ras Ajdair

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.

Al-Sarraj and Mitig lead meeting for borders security

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.

Migrants recall their harrowing inhumane treatment while in Libya

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 …