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Italian deal with human traffickers in Libya leaves immigrants fate to security authorities

In Sabrata, Libya’s main departure point for clandestine migrants hoping to reach Europe, people trafficking gangs are under so much pressure that some have closed for business.

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Massive drops in migration to Italy bring Libya’s problems to light

Over the last year, thousands of migrants and refugees have made the perilous journey from the shores of Libya to the Italian coast. The figures of new arrivals in 2016 were set to surpass 2017 — that is, until last month.

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UNHCR steps up efforts towards alternatives to detention in Libya and solutions for vulnerable refugees

Libya remains one of the most complex mixed migration situations in the world, with refugees traveling alongside migrants through perilous routes, surviving dangerous desert crossings and abuses that include sexual violence, torture, detention in inhumane conditions and abductions for ransom. All this before they even embark on the deadly Central …

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NATO could conduct military action in Libya, Al-Ghasri says

The Spokesman of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsoos forces and the UN-proposed government’s Defense Ministry, Brigadier General Mohammed Al-Ghasri, has revealed that there could be some sort of military operation by NATO in Libya.

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Bodies of 16 migrants found in Libya’s desert near Egyptian border

Libyan security forces said on Tuesday that the bodies of 16 migrants had been found in the desert near the country’s border with Egypt. The bodies were found about 310km southwest of the coastal city of Tobruk, said Ahmed al-Mismari, spokesman for the eastern-based Libyan National Army.

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