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Destination Europe: Misery and Misunderstandings, part 2

As the EU sets new policies and makes deals with African nations to deter hundreds of thousands of migrants from seeking new lives on the continent, what does it mean for those following dreams northwards and the countries they transit through? From returnees in Sierra Leone and refugees resettled in …

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Italian-French competition over Libya pushing country toward more chaos

The last election Libya had was on June 25, 2014, when Libyans cast their votes to elect their representatives in the new House of Representatives after the interim General National Congress’ mandate expired. The hope was that elections would bring about stability and put an end to the violence that has …

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MSF urges for ending arbitrary detention of migrants in Libya

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) calls for an end to the arbitrary detention of refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants in Libya after a dramatic increase in the number of people intercepted by the EU-supported Libyan coastguard in the Mediterranean and disembarked in Libya.

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Human Rights Watch: Disputes over rescues off Libyan coast put lives at risk

The European Union’s obstruction of nongovernmental rescues and handover of responsibility to Libyan coast guard forces is a recipe for even greater loss of life in the Mediterranean and a continuing cycle of abuse for people trapped in Libya, Human Rights Watch said today.

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EU migrant policy suffers double blow as Italy and Libya reject proposals

The European Union’s migrant strategy has suffered a major setback with Italy refusing to freely accept people rescued at sea and Libya spurning a proposal for asylum processing centres.

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Serraj calls for a unified Libya stance by international community

Head of Libya’s Presidency Council, Faiez Serraj, called on the international community to present a unified stance towards Libya, to push for early elections and to push the House of Representatives to stop obstructing the political process.

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