A staffer of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) was released in southern Libya on Tuesday, according to a Libyan security official.
Two staffers from the International Organization for Migration were kidnapped by unknown gunmen along with the driver on the road between Sabha and Al-Shatea district in southern Libya, a security source reported.
Two women were found dead and 290 migrants rescued from two boats off the coast of Libya on Sunday, the navy said.
In a surprising move, Gen. Khalifa Hifter, Libya’s eastern military strongman, announced his acceptance of elections in Libya as a way out of the political deadlock in the war-ravaged country. Spokesman Brig. Gen. Ahmed al-Mesmari announced the decision in a news conference Dec. 27.
Max Air Limited said it had sealed a deal with the Federal Government of Nigeria to evacuate 3,184 out of the 5,037 stranded Nigeriens expected to return home from Libya in the next few days.
In recent weeks, the unfolding tragedy of refugees stuck in the Libyan migration system has caught the eye of the European public. The conditions they face are terrible: beatings, torture, systematic rape, slave trade and killings.
About 10000 people stranded in refugee camps and detention centres in Libya could be relocated to Europe in 2018, the Italian government said on Sunday.
There are 700.000 illegal immigrants in Libya, 30.000 of whom are in detention centers across Libya, revealed Milad Al-Saadi; the media advisor of Libyan Anti-Illegal Immigration Authority (AIIA).
Anadolu reports that, some 36,000 child migrants in Libya are in need of assistance, the United Nations Support Mission in Libya said Monday.
Some 113 migrants, all from sub-Saharan Africa, were rescued by the Tripoli coastguard today when their boat got into difficulties. According to a coastguard, the rescue took place off “eastern” Tripoli. He would not divulge where but it is thought to be Garabulli, 60 kilometres east of the capital.