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Video: Thousands of Trapped Nigerians Return Home

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Nigeria is in the process of flying thousands of its citizens home from Libya. Large numbers of Nigerians are trapped in Libya, where they were trying to cross to Italy by sea, but were […]

Max Air wins Contract to Evacuate Nigerians from Libya

By John Lee. Nigeria’s Max Air has reportedly signed an agreement with the Nigerian National Emergency Management Agency to evacuate 3,184 of the 5,037 Nigerians expected to return from Libya. The company is expected to operate six flights using its Boeing 747-400 aircraft. (Sources: The Eagle Online, Daily Trust)

36,000 Child Migrants in Libya in Need of Assistance

36,000 migrant children are in need of assistance in Libya, figures revealed today on International Migrants Day show. Out of an estimated 400,000 migrants, nine per cent are children and, shockingly, more than 14,000 children are also unaccompanied. This year nearly 15,000 unaccompanied children have reached Italy by sea travelling across the perilous Central Mediterranean […]

UNHCR seeking 1,300 places for Refugees in Libya

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, launched today an urgent appeal calling for 1,300 resettlement places to be made available by the end of March 2018 for highly vulnerable refugees stranded in Libya. “This is a desperate call for solidarity and humanity. We need to get extremely vulnerable refugees out of Libya as soon as possible,” […]

EU-Africa Summit – Joint Statement on Migrant Situation in Libya

At the 5th EU-Africa Summit, which took place on 29-30 November in Abidjan, leaders from both continents discussed the terrible media reports on inhuman treatment of African migrants and refugees by criminal groups. They condemned in the strongest terms any such criminal acts and expressed their firm resolve to work together for an immediate end […]

Blackwater Founder to Solve Libyan Migrant Crisis?

By John Lee. The Guardian reports that Erik Prince (pictured), the founder of private military contractor Blackwater, is pushing a plan to intervene in the migrant crisis in Libya with a proposal involving a privately trained police force. He claims his proposal would be a more humanitarian option for the European Union than the current […]

New Working Group on Migration in Libya

On 21 November, as part of the Coordination Framework for International Technical Cooperation with the State of Libya, the Libyan authorities, with the support of the UN Migration Agency (IOM) launched the Migration Working Group, chaired by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and co-chaired by IOM. The Migration Working Group is one of the six […]

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 […]