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Italy delivers 4 Patrol Boats to Libyan Coastguard

By John Lee. Italian Interior Minister Marco Minniti has handed over four patrol boats to the Libyan coastguard during a visit to Tripoli. The vessels were repaired in Italy as part of cooperation in the fight against illegal immigration. AFP quotes Minister Minniti as saying that the crews were trained in Italy “to monitor Libyan […]

Funding for Libyan and Tunisian Journalists

The EU-funded OPEN Media Hub is inviting journalists and media organisations from Libya and Tunisia to apply for funding and support to produce stories on migration and refugees, population movements, resettlement and re-entry policies and their impact on the lives of people. Besides financial support, media professionals will benefit from practical guidance to produce audio-visual stories, video news […]

Video: EU to Crackdown on People-Smuggling in Libya

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. EU countries to crackdown on people-smuggling in Libya As refugees seek a new life in Europe, they face a perilous journey crossing the Mediterranean. Officials from eight EU countries have pledged $96m to the […]

A Deadly Journey for Children

A deadly journey for children: The migration route from North Africa to Europe Refugee and migrant children and women are routinely suffering sexual violence, exploitation, abuse and detention along the Central Mediterranean migration route from North Africa to Italy, UNICEF warned in a new report. A Deadly Journey for Children: The Central Mediterranean Migrant Route’ […]

IOM helps Stranded Migrants Return to Mali from Libya

On Thursday, 2 March, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) helped 163 stranded Malian migrants – 151 adults, seven children, five infants – return home on a charter flight from Tripoli, Libya. IOM Libya’s Christine Petré reported 37 of the migrants had been released from the Triq Al Sekka detention centre prior to their departure. […]

European Council Conclusions on Libya

EU Foreign Affairs Council, 6 February 2017: 1. Efforts to stabilise Libya are now more important than ever, and the EU will do its utmost to contribute to that objective. The EU remains committed to an inclusive political settlement under the framework of the Libyan Political Agreement (LPA), and to supporting the Presidency Council (PC) […]

Border Security fails to Protect Migrants – LFJL

LFJL concerned that the latest Memorandum of Understanding between Libya and Italy on border security fails to protect migrants Lawyers for Justice in Libya (LFJL) is concerned by the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Italy and the Government of National Accord dated 2 February 2017 in relation to border security and migration. The MoU gives […]

Rescue Operations Continue Despite Harsh Weather

On 12 January, during the one-day visit, IOM officials met with the leadership of the Libyan Coast Guard to discuss the outcomes of a needs assessment conducted last year. This assessment aimed to identify ways to improve the infrastructure of Libyan disembarkation points and enhance the capacity of government agencies involved in rescue operations. A […]