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Video: Coastguard Intercepts 500 Migrants

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Libya’s coastguard on Sunday intercepted five boats carrying around 500 mostly African migrants trying to reach Europe and brought them back to shore, an official said.

UNHCR and Partners Help Migrants

As Europe responds to the problem of dangerous mixed migration flows across the Mediterranean, the UN refugee agency and its partners have been assisting hundreds of people in Libya rescued at sea or intercepted by the coastguard. UNHCR has been able to help some of the 1,242 people picked up in Libyan waters and mostly […]

Libya: Gateway to a Better Life in Europe

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Libya has become the gateway for African migrants trying to make their way to Europe. Al Jazeera‘s Hoda Abdel-Hamid reports from Misrata.

Video: Hundreds Feared Dead as Boat Capsizes

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. UN refugee agency says only 28 rescued after vessel reportedly carrying 700 migrants goes down in Mediterranean Sea:

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UNHCR Warns of New Refugee Crisis

The following is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Adrian Edwards at the press briefing, on 14 November 2014, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva: Intense fighting among rival armed groups in Libya’s eastern towns of Benghazi and Derna, as well as in the country’s southeast at Ubari and in the […]

Libya “Must End Plight of Displaced Communities”

The Libyan authorities must urgently find a durable solution to end the continued forcible displacement of tens of thousands of Tawarghas [Tawerghas] and other communities, from their hometown during the armed conflict of 2011, said Amnesty International. The entire inhabitants of the town of Tawargha – some 40,000 people – were driven out by armed […]

Italy defends migration control agreement with Libya amidst renewed criticism

The Italian foreign minister, Guilio Terzi, has defended the migration control agreement signed between his country and Libya last April, amidst renewed criticism from rights group Amnesty International. On Wednesday, Amnesty called on the Italian government to “sink” the agreement, in which the Italian authorities are working with their counterparts in Tripoli to stem refugee […]