The European Union’s (EU) military operations in the Mediterranean should focus more heavily on combating human trafficking, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen wrote in a letter to member states ahead of the EU leaders summit, saying IRINI’s main aim should be preventing human trafficking and smuggling, von der …
The National Commission for Human Rights in Libya (NCHRL) confirmed that Khalifa Haftar’s forces made displaced people from Tawergha leave the camps in which they lived in Benghazi ahead of Storm Daniel last September, adding that the forces had prevented them from returning afterwards.
Ahead of a hearing at the General Court of the European Union, in which Frontex, the EU border agency, will be questioned over its lack of transparency in relation to its involvement in maritime interceptions and subsequent human rights abuses against refugees and migrants in Libya, Matteo de Bellis, Amnesty …
The Head of the EU Border Assistance Mission in Libya (EUBAM Libya), Natalina Cea, and the Head of EU Affairs Department of the Tripoli-based Libyan Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Abdulrhaman Khamada, signed a Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation yesterday.
The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported that Storm Daniel, which hit Libya’s northeast on September 11 left 40,000 displaced people and at least 30,000 buildings damaged in Derna, the city hit the hardest by the rainwater and floods, adding that basic services such as …
Rescue group Sea-Watch International has condemned the European Union’s migration policy after posting a video showing a migrant and refugee boat in the Mediterranean coming under attack by the Libyan coastguard.
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has reported that the number of displaced children in eastern Libya as a result of the floods that accompanied Storm Daniel exceeded 17,000 children.
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) said that a total of 3,958 deaths have been registered in hospitals, according to WHO sources, among which 406 people were immigrants.
The Ocean Viking, a rescue ship chartered by SOS Méditerranée, rescued 68 stranded migrants in international waters off Libya on Sunday, the France-based humanitarian NGO announced.
The Libyan security forces have freed ten kidnapped Syrians, including children, in the city of Riqdalin, about 120 km west of the capital Tripoli, the interior ministry has revealed.