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More than 100 migrants missing off Libyan coast

Jul 26, 2019 - 10:20 AM

The International Organization of Migration in Libya says, a 'wooden boat carrying around 250 people, including women and children, sank some 5 nautical miles from the coast'

Handout picture taken and released on July 5, 2019 by German migrant rescue NGO Sea-Eye, shows members of the German migrant rescue charity NGO Sea-Eye (L) approaching an overloaded rubber boat spotted in international waters off the Libyan coast. The blue dinghy lacked sufficient drinking water for the 64 men and one woman, and there was no satellite phone or navigation aid on board, the group said in a statement. Fabian Heinz / sea-eye.org / AFP

300 migrants 'still held in Libya center' hit by deadly raid

Jul 04, 2019 - 11:32 PM

The International Organization for Migration says its teams have 'located' and transferred to hospital 'a group of injured migrants who left Tajoura after the attack in the surrounding neighborhood'

AFTERMATH. Emergency workers recover bodies after an airstrike killed nearly 40 at Tajoura Detention Center, east of Tripoli on early July 3, 2019. Photo by Mahmud Turkia/AFP

Outcry as dozens killed in air strike on Libya migrant center

Jul 03, 2019 - 8:06 PM

(UPDATED) The strike 'clearly could constitute a war crime,' says UN envoy to Libya Ghassan Salame

CONDEMNATION. Migrants walk out of a hangar used as a temporary shelter at a migrant detention center used by the Libyan Government of National Accord in the capital Tripoli's southern suburb of Tajoura on July 3, 2019, following an air strike on a nearby building that left dozens killed the previous night. Photo by Mahmud Turkia/AFP

U.N. attacks 'ghastly' conditions in Libya migrant detention centers

Jun 07, 2019 - 9:21 PM

According to UN figures, some 3,400 migrants and refugees remain detained in Tripoli, which has seen a surge in fighting since early April

LIBYA MIGRANTS. A child of African migrants who fled battle zones in Libya peeks out from a window at a detention center in Zawiya, west of the capital Tripoli, on April 27, 2019. File photo by Mahmud Turkia/AFP

Libya migrant rescue ship seeks Christmas port

Dec 23, 2018 - 8:09 PM

'There is no country willing so far to offer the people safe port,' Sea Watch says

Europe-Africa summit aims for evacuation of 3,800 migrants risking abuse

Dec 02, 2017 - 9:33 AM

A top African Union official says there could be as many as 700,000 Africans stranded in Libya, where many have suffered atrocities and even been sold into slavery

A migrant holds his head as he stands in a packed room at the Tariq Al-Matar detention centre on the outskirts of the Libyan capital Tripoli on November 27, 2017. Photo by Taha Jawashi/AFP

Libya to probe 'slave auction' footage

Nov 19, 2017 - 11:15 PM

The Libyan Government of National Accord says it will investigate allegations that migrants are being sold to North African buyers

Salah Abu-Raguigah (C), Head of the department of African affaires in the Libyan Foreign Ministry in the National Accord Government, delivers a statement to the press in the presense of African ambassadors to Libya on November 19, 2017, in Tripoli. / AFP PHOTO / MAHMUD TURKIA

Italy applauds Libya's decision on migrant 'search and rescue' zone

Aug 13, 2017 - 11:30 PM

The measure is aimed at non governmental organizations which Libya accuses of facilitating illegal migration

NEW ARRIVALS. In this file photo, migrants and refugees arrive at the Trapani port, with the Aquarius vessel on July 22, 2016 after being rescued at sea. Stringer/AFP

Libyan coastguard intercepts 137 migrants

Aug 06, 2017 - 11:45 PM

The migrants are the latest to risk their lives trying to cross the Mediterranean to Europe

Migrants wait to be rescued by Italian coast guard in the Mediterranean Sea, 30 nautic miles from the Libyan coast, on August 6, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / ANGELOS TZORTZINIS

At least 97 migrants missing as boat sinks off Libya

Apr 13, 2017 - 10:55 PM

General Ayoub Kacem says the boat s hull was completely destroyed and the survivors all men were found clinging to a floating device

25 people found dead in Mediterranean migrant boat horror

Oct 26, 2016 - 9:31 PM

UPDATED The find adds to the grim evidence of the hazards of crossing the Mediterranean – a journey that the UN said Wednesday has claimed more than 3 800 lives so far this year a record

More migrant bodies wash up on Libyan beaches

Jun 06, 2016 - 12:50 AM

Over 130 bodies are found on beaches in Libya over the past 4 days

epa05343251 A buoyancy aid lies on a beach where bodies of migrants washed up, in Zuwarah, west of Tripoli, Libya, 02 June 2016. According to media reports citing Red Crescent officials, at least 85 bodies have washed up onto Libyan beaches this week. EPA/STR

400 Europe-bound migrants held in Libya dawn raid

May 17, 2015 - 10:37 PM

With a coastline of 1 770 kilometers Libya is a stepping stone for Africans seeking a better life in Europe

Wife of beheaded OFW joins SONA protesters

Jul 28, 2014 - 6:15 PM

Maribel A Esparez is among those who joined the rally She is not a jaded activist Maribel is just an ordinary citizen a mother to seven young children and wife to Overseas Filipino Worker