Libya’s warring rival governments have reached an agreement to end months of fighting in a deal brokered by Italy, according to reports from all sides. The Tobruk-based House of Representatives and the Tripoli-based, UN-backed government of national unity announced they had reached a deal that Tripoli said would “stop the …
Human rights group alarmed by Italy’s decision to open migrant camps in Libya
The National Human Rights Commission in Libya has expressed deep concern at Italy’s proposal to open migrant camps in the war-torn North African country. Italy’s interior minister made the announcement on the fringe of a meeting for the North and South Mediterranean countries in Rome. According to a report by …
Amid Libya’s chaos, human traffickers have free rein
On February 21, the bodies of 74 migrants were found by the Libyan Red Crescent on the shore of Zawiya, a Libyan town known for being a capital of fuel smuggling and human trafficking.
EU should pay more to return African migrants home from Libya, Malta says
The European Union should step up funding for the United Nation’s migration agency to return migrants stranded in Libya to their home countries further south in Africa, the bloc’s current president says.
Refugee child abuse rampant in Libya: UNICEF
Refugee children and women are routinely suffering sexual violence, exploitation, abuse and detention along the Central Mediterranean migration route, UNICEF warned in a new report.
Migrants die in shipping container in attempt to flee Libya
The bodies of 27 migrants have been recovered in western Libya, 13 of whom died of suffocation in a shipping container, the Red Crescent said on Thursday.
Red Crescent: 74 dead refugees wash ashore in Zawiya
Libya’s Red Crescent has said that 74 bodies of refugees have washed ashore in the western city of Zawiya on the Mediterranean Sea.
UN delegate to Libya: People trapped in Ganfudah must be allowed a safe way out
The UNSMIL Head, Martin Kobler, said Sunday that civilians caught in the fight in Benghazi’s Ganfudah must be allowed to leave through safe corridors.
Trapped families in Benghazi’s Ganfouda run out of food and water
Media sources reported Saturday that the trapped families inside Ganfouda district, Benghazi, have run out of food and water after they have lost the sources that used to provide them with their basic needs, adding that they are enduring terrible humanitarian conditions.
Human Rights Solidarity concerned about no contact with civilians trapped in Ganfouda
The Human Rights Solidarity (HRS) organization has expressed deep concern about the civilians trapped inside Ganfouda district, Benghazi, since last Tuesday, adding that the HRS continues to exert efforts to know of their fate.