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October brings Italy Highest Flows of Migrants from Libya

By Justin Salhani for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. October brings Italy highest flows of migrants from Libya A series of shortcuts undertaken by the Italian government in Libya to stop migration flows in recent months has had serious repercussions. Earlier […]

IOM Supports Migrants Affected by Sabratha Conflict

In the aftermath of weeks of conflict in the Libyan coastal city of Sabratha, at least 14,000 migrants, previously held in numerous informal detention centres and camps, have been transferred to a hangar in the city’s Dahman area, where IOM, the UN Migration Agency is providing emergency assistance. Sabratah is approximately 80 kilometres west of […]

New CMEC Report on Libya’s Migrant Crisis

The UK’s Conservative Middle East Council (CMEC) has published a new report on Libya’s migrant crisis. This follows a recent visit by a CMEC delegation to Catania in Sicily to investigate the issues underlying the challenge of the migration crisis facing Southern Europe. The delegation witnessed a migrant landing from a Save the Children search […]

Joint Drafting Committee Meets House of Representatives

The House of Representatives and High Council of State’s Joint Drafting Committee resumed its sessions on Thursday to build on the progress achieved over the past week to continue the finalization of the amendments to the Libyan Political Agreement (LPA). The session, facilitated by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Libya Dr. Ghassan, delved […]

Emergency Assistance for Migrants after Sabratha Conflict

IOM Providing Emergency Assistance to Over 4,000 Migrants After End of Sabratha Conflict In the aftermath of weeks of conflict in the Libyan coastal city of Sabratah [Sabratha], at least 4,000 migrants, previously held in numerous informal detention centres and camps, have been transferred to a hangar in the city’s Dahman area, where IOM, the […]

Video: 3,000+ Migrants Arrested in Libyan Smuggling Hub

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. A force allied with Libya’s unity government in the people-smuggling hub of Sabratha has detained more than 3,000 migrants, a security official said on Saturday.

Video: 20% Fall in Migrants from Libya

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. The number of illegal migrants leaving Libya for Europe has fallen by 20 percent so far in 2017, the European naval force charged with stopping people trafficking in the Mediterranean says:

Video: Vice Tightens on Libya’s People Traffickers

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. In Sabratha, Libya’s main departure point for clandestine migrants hoping to reach Europe, people trafficking gangs are under so much pressure that some have closed for business: