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Amnesty International damns Libyan people-traffickers

Amnesty International is demanding the international community take serious measures to improve the lot of migrants trapped in Libya. It warns that EU cooperation on migrants with the Government of National Accord should not go ahead if it leads directly or indirectly to what it describes as further shocking human …

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Trend of violent deaths, exposure, starvation and dehydration for migrants in North Africa:IOM

At least 250 migrants have died in Libya and Sudan out of 471 deaths and disappearances recorded on the African continent this year by the International Organization for Migration’s (IOM) Missing Migrant Project. This week, the remains of 34 migrants were found near the Algerian-Niger border.

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Under siege in central Sirte IS strikes back with suicide attacks

Forces loyal to Libya’s Unity government said they have consolidated a siege around Islamic State fighters in Sirte, in preparation for the “final battle” to take the jihadi stronghold. Pushed back into a 15 to 20 square km area in central Sirte, the Islamic State Group is meanwhile scaling up …

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EU Policy Backfires Leaving Refugees in Libya at Risk of Torture

Amnesty International has announced that the EU policy to help Libya deal with refugees is in fact, harmful. According to Amnesty International, the new EU policy to help work more closely with the Libyan government in matters concerning migrants, is leaving thousands at risk of torture.

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Kobler: No weapons to the forces fighting ISIS in Sirte until the UNSC makes sure of them

Western media call them “forces loyal to Libya’s internationally backed unity government,” but the Head of UN Mission in Libya Martin Kobler hinted that the identity of these forces is still unclear. On Sunday, Martin Kobler visited the High Council of State where Council President Abdul-Rahman Al-Swaihli expressed displeasure over …

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Is the West about to repeat its mistakes in Libya?

Is the international community about to help Libya fix itself and gain stability or will it repeat the same errors of judgment and commit more mistakes than it did five years ago? Those mistakes helped make Libya become more chaotic, more ungovernable and more destabilizing to its immediate and regional …

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PC needs to fix shortages and HoR needs to vote Kobler tells UNSC

The Presidency Council must immediately sort out the dearth of cash, food and power in the west of the country while the House of Representatives in the east must get on with a vote on the Government of National Accord, UNSMIL chief Martin Kobler told the UN Security Council in …

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EU appeals for UN backing to enforce Libya arms embargo

UNITED NATIONS – EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini asked the UN Security Council Monday to authorize the EU naval force in the Mediterranean to enforce the arms embargo on Libya. The appeal came as the 15-member council was considering a draft resolution that would allow Operation Sophia to intercept …

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