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Qatar to fund evacuation of Africa migrants from Libya

Qatar is to fund the evacuation of African migrants from Libya via the African Union. The Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, issued a decree yesterday to set up a fund which will cover the cost of evacuating illegal African migrants from Libya and reintegrating them into their …

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Libya: Activities at Disembarkation – Monthly update, December 2018

Libya continues to be a transit point for departure from North Africa towards Europe. UNHCR’s interventions at disembarkation points in Libya focus on the provision of life-saving assistance and protection monitoring, to identify persons in need of international protection, as well as vulnerable individuals, such as unaccompanied and separated children, …

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‘It’s an Act of Murder’: How Europe Outsources Suffering as Migrants Drown

This confrontation at sea was not a simplistic case of Europe versus Africa, with human rights and rescue on one side and chaos and danger on the other. Rather it’s a case of Europe versus Europe: of volunteers struggling to save lives being undercut by European Union policies that outsource …

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