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EU: Shifting Rescue to Libya Risks Lives

Libyan forces have engaged in reckless conduct during recent rescue operations that endangered people being rescued in international waters in the Mediterranean, Human Rights Watch said today. These incidents indicate that Libyan forces lack capacity to safely perform search-and-rescue obligations.

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NCHRL condemns European Parliament President’s call for setting up refugee camps in Libya

The National Commission for Human Rights in Libya (NCHRL) expressed anger on Saturday about the call of the European Parliament’s President, Antonio Tajani, for setting up refugee camps in Libya.

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Navy spokesman blasts coastal communities over smuggling

Naval spokesman Ayoub Qassem has launched another attack on what he sees as the EU’s plan to turn Libya into a huge migrant camp. But this time Qassem has also struck out at the coastal communities that he says refuse to help the coastguards stop the people-smugglers.

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EU gives €5 million to strengthen public services

The EU is to give another €5 million ($5.62 million) to the Stabilisation Facility for Libya (SFL) to improve basic public services, its ambassador Bettina Muscheidt announced today in Tripoli. She made the announcement following a meeting of the SFL’s board today in Tripoli’s Corinthia Hotel.

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