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€90.5m from EU to Strengthen Border Management

EU Trust Fund for Africa: additional €90.5 million to strengthen border management and protection of migrants in North Africa The European Commission has approved 3 new migration-related programmes in Northern Africa totalling more than €90 million. This follows last week’s European Council’s conclusions in which Leaders committed to stepping up support along the Central Mediterranean […]

US, UN Sanction Human Traffickers in Libya

The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), concurrently with the United Nations, has sanctioned six individuals for threatening the peace, security, or stability of Libya through their involvement in the smuggling of migrants. Migrant smuggling has become a lucrative business in Libya and fuels instability by providing funding for rogue […]

Number of detained Refugees and Migrants Soars

From Amnesty International: A surge in migrants and refugees intercepted at sea by the Libyan authorities in the past two months has seen at least 2,600 people transferred to squalid detention centres where they face torture and extortion, Amnesty International said today. Last month alone, the Libyan Coast Guard intercepted 1,485 women, men and children […]

UN, Ministry of Labour collaborate on Labour Migration

This week, IOM, the UN Migration Agency and the Libyan Ministry of Labour took the first steps towards developing a labour migration strategy. Over three days beginning on Sunday (11/02), the Libyan Minister of Labour and Capacity Building hosted a workshop on developing Libya’s labour market and fostering youth empowerment throughout the country. IOM supported […]

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’ […]