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Trafficking Risk High For Hundreds Of Migrants Sent Back To Libya

Trafficking Risk High For Hundreds Of Migrants Sent Back To Libya

Hundreds of migrants returned to Libya this month are at high risk of human trafficking as worsening violence is allowing criminal gangs to thrive, according to the United Nations. At least 953 migrants headed for Europe were picked up in the Mediterranean and sent back to Libya in the first two weeks of 2020, said […]

Pope Denounces ‘Torture, Slavery’ In Libyan Migrant Camps

Pope Denounces ‘Torture, Slavery’ In Libyan Migrant Camps

  Pope Francis called for the closing of migrant detention camps in Libya on Thursday, saying they were rife with torture and slavery. Francis, who has made defence of migrants and refugees a key part of his pontificate, made his comments into a group of refugees, including women and children, brought to Italy by the […]

Three UN Workers Killed Following Benghazi Car Bomb Attack

Three UN Workers Killed Following Benghazi Car Bomb Attack

Secretary-General António Guterres on Saturday condemned a car bomb attack in front of a shopping mall in the Libyan city of Benghazi, which left three UN workers dead, and three others injured, with dozens of civilians also wounded. The Security Council convened an emergency session in New York later in the day, to discuss the latest developments […]

To End Slavery, Free 10,000 People A Day For A Decade, Report Says

To End Slavery, Free 10,000 People A Day For A Decade, Report Says

More than 40 million people have been estimated to be captive in modern slavery, which includes forced labour and forced marriage Ten thousand people would need to be freed every day to eliminate modern slavery over the next decade, according to research on Wednesday showing countries making little or no progress in efforts to end […]

At Least 56 Dead In Haftar Tripoli Offensive, As UN Calls For Ceasefire

At Least 56 Dead In Haftar Tripoli Offensive, As UN Calls For Ceasefire

At least 56 people have been killed and 266 wounded in Libya’s capital Tripoli, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Thursday. UN chief Antonio Guterres has also warned of “a very dangerous situation” following an offensive to take Tripoli launched by military strongman Khalifa Haftar and his Libyan National Army (LNA). “We fear that […]

Airstrike On Tripoli Closes City’s Airport As Battle For Capital Rages

Airstrike On Tripoli Closes City’s Airport As Battle For Capital Rages

Libyan authorities have closed the only functioning airport in Tripoli after an airstrike Monday, as a battle for the capital continues between rival forces in the country. Security officers at Mitiga airport east of the Libyan capital said that no side had yet claimed responsibility for the attack, which hit the runway but caused no […]

Migrants Refuse To Disembark In Libya After Being Rescued At Sea

Migrants Refuse To Disembark In Libya After Being Rescued At Sea

The 94 passengers were rescued by a passing container ship last week as they were en route to Italy. After being returned to Libya they have refused to get off the ship. The Libyan coast guard reported Wednesday that migrant passengers aboard a container ship docked at the port of Misrata are refusing to disembark. […]

More Than 100 Migrants Die Off Libya Coast

More Than 100 Migrants Die Off Libya Coast

More than 100 migrants in two rubber boats died trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Libya in early September, according to Doctors Without Borders (MSF). The international aid agency said in a report on its website Monday that most of the migrants were from Sudan, Mali, Nigeria, Cameroon, Ghana, Libya, Algeria […]

Libya’s Government Declares State Of Emergency In Tripoli

Libya’s Government Declares State Of Emergency In Tripoli

Libya’s government has announced a state of emergency in the capital and urged rival militias to stop the violence. At least 39 people have been killed in ongoing clashes between armed groups vying for power. Libya’s UN-backed government declared a state of emergency in Tripoli on Sunday after days of fighting left at least 39 […]

Libyan Rivals Set For Crunch Paris Talks To Break Political Deadlock

Libyan Rivals Set For Crunch Paris Talks To Break Political Deadlock

Libyan rivals will meet on Tuesday in Paris to agree on a political roadmap that aims to resolve disputed issues to pave the way for U.N.-backed elections this year. U.N. Special Representative Ghassan Salame has been leading the latest push to unify and stabilise Libya, seven years after the uprising that toppled and then killed […]

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