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Alternatives to Detention in Libya and Solutions for Vulnerable Refugees

UNHCR steps up efforts towards alternatives to detention in Libya and solutions for vulnerable refugees Libya continues to present one of the most complex mixed migration situations in the world, with refugees traveling alongside migrants through perilous routes, surviving dangerous desert crossings and abuses that include sexual violence, torture, detention in inhumane conditions and abductions […]

Italy Strengthens Cooperation with Libya amid Human Rights Concerns

Italy further strengthens cooperation with Libya amid human rights concerns The Italian Ministry of Interior published statistics this week showing that arrivals from Libya have dramatically decreased over the summer. Italy has taken further steps to enhance cooperation with Libya on migration control. Latest data published by the Italian Ministry of Interior this week show […]

Sea-Eye Resumes Rescue Missions

From Sea-Eye. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. The private sea rescue organisation Sea-Eye from Germany has decided to resume its rescue missions in the Mediterranean. The missions had been temporarily stopped during the past month. In the future, the operations of the […]

Italy offers to Train Libyan Coastguard

By Jobn Lee. Italy has reportedly offered to train 1,000 members of the Libyan coast guard this year ons “anti illegal emigration service“, “criminal investigations”, and “theoretical and practical instruction” for motorboat crews. According to ANSAMed, the offer was made during the meeting of the joint Italy-Libya committee on the fight against human trafficking. Italy […]

Arbitrary Detention of Refugees “Must Stop”

From Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) International. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is calling for an end to the arbitrary detention of refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants in Libya. For more than a year, MSF has been providing medical […]

UK sends £9m to Libya to Boost Security

The UK government has said it is stepping up efforts to deal with threats posed to the UK from Libya, as the Foreign Secretary makes his second visit to the country in less than 6 months. The Foreign Secretary has been in Tripoli today where he met with the Libyan Prime Minister, Fayyez Al-Serraj, to […]

NGOs Suspend Migrant Rescue off Libya

By John Lee. Doctors Without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières, MSF) has decided to temporarily suspend the search and rescue activity of its ship, Prudence, off the coast of Libya. The MSF medical support team will still assist the rescue capacity of the SOS Méditerranée-run boat Aquarius, which is currently patrolling in international waters. Brice de […]