Tag: Libya migrants

A Libyan coast guardsman watches over during an operation to rescue illegal immigrants who attempted to reach Europe off the coastal town of Zawiyah, 45 kilometres west of the capital Tripoli, on June 27, 2017. More than 8,000 migrants have been rescued in waters off Libya during the past 48 …

Migrants Accuse Italy of Responsibility for Libyan Abuses

ROME (AP) — Seventeen Nigerian survivors of a 2017 migrant boat sinking have filed a case with the European Court of Human Rights accusing Italy of violating their human rights by “subcontracting” their rescue to Libya.

Illegal migrants from Africa, attempting to reach Europe, walk towards a detention center off the coastal town of Guarabouli, 60 kilometres (36 miles) east of the capital, on July 8, 2017. Thirty-five migrants, including seven children, were feared drowned after their inflatable craft sank off the Libyan coast, the coastguard …

Italy Airlifts migrants from Libya to Rome

ROME (AP) — Italy organized a first airlift of refugees from Libyan detention centers to Rome after coming under international criticism for helping the Libyan coast guard block migrants from leaving by boat. The Interior Ministry said the refugees were

Libyan coastguard migrants

Libyan General Orders Navy to Confront Ships Entering Waters

CAIRO (AP) — The commander of Libya’s self-styled national army in the country’s east has ordered naval and air forces to confront any vessel entering the country’s territorial waters without permission, after Italy began a naval mission to help stem a popular migration route at the behest of the U.N.-backed government in the west.