Tag Archives | human trafficking

EU approves Action Against People Traffickers

The EU has given the green light for the next phase of action against people traffickers in the Mediterranean. “This important transition will enable the EU naval operation against human smugglers and traffickers in the Mediterranean to conduct boarding, search, seizure and diversion on the high seas of vessels suspected of being used for human […]

EU Statement on Naval Operation

Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on the Council decision to launch the naval operation EUNAVFOR Med Good Morning, We thought – with the Ministers – that it was a right to give you the news immediately: that the decision to launch the naval operation has just been taken. It is probably the first time the […]

IS makes $millions from Migrants’ Misery

The Islamic State (IS, ISIS, ISIL) is reportedly making millions out of taxing gangs who are smuggling people out of Libya and into Europe. The terror group is said to be demanding a fifty-percent share of the profit from migrant vessels crossing from Libya, often earning “up to £60,000 per boat,” according to the Daily […]

EU Naval Force to Combat Traffickers

The European Union’s Foreign Affairs Council has announced the establishment of an EU naval operation to disrupt the business model of human smugglers in the Mediterranean. The new operation, called EUNAVFOR Med, is one element of the comprehensive EU response to the migration challenge. EUNAVFOR Med will be conducted in sequential phases and in accordance […]

20 Smuggled Migrants Killed in Libya

Twenty Somali migrants were killed and another 55 injured as they were being smuggled into Tripoli, Libya Herald reports. They were travelling in a secret compartment in a lorry when the vehicle had an accident, causing the bricks and steel used to conceal them to collapse on top of them. It is understood that the […]

Security Forces Stop Human Trafficking Operation

A joint operation by Libya’s Border Force and Air Defence Unit put a stop to one of the largest human trafficking operations ever seen in the country, according to unconfirmed reports. According to Libya Herald, Muftah Omar Hamza, commander of the Ali Hassan Al-Jaber Battalion, said that a raid was carried out south of the […]