The International Organization for Migration (IOM) revealed that the number of displaced since the outset of Tripoli’s clashes on August 26 is estimated at 3,845 families.
More than 100 migrants, including at least 20 children, died in early September when their crowded rubber boats were wrecked off the coast of Libya, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) aid agency said on Monday.
Aid group Doctors Without Borders urged the evacuation of thousands of migrants trapped in detention centres in Libya’s capital Tripoli, which is under a fragile ceasefire after deadly clashes.
There is no denying that Libya is in a far worse state than at any time since the 2011 revolution. In a country of vast oil and gas wealth, basic services are frequently interrupted as armed gangs control the capital in the west. In the east, once feared leaders like …
A Libyan official says fighting between rival militias in the capital has killed at least 26 people, including civilians.
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) expressed, on Wednesday, concern over the rapidly deteriorating humanitarian situation in Tripoli.
African refugees who were refused entry by Italy had been held by smugglers for up to two years in Libya and many had been beaten, tortured and raped, according to the UN migration agency.
A few times a week, boats dangerously over-packed with hundreds of scared but hopeful young people leave Libya for Europe. Some of these smuggler-run, barely sea-worthy vessels make it to their destination, predominantly Italy or Spain, where their passengers face uncertainty.
Libya’s southern area of Fezzan is suffering from an influx of foreign fighters that are gradually taking over the country’s tribes.
The Italian parliament approved a plan last night to donate a further 12 patrol vessels to the Libyan coastguard to help push back migrants setting sail for Europe. They will join four Italian boats already given to Libya and will be crewed by EU-trained sailors.