Tag Archives | Refugees

IS makes $millions from Migrants’ Misery

The Islamic State (IS, ISIS, ISIL) is reportedly making millions out of taxing gangs who are smuggling people out of Libya and into Europe. The terror group is said to be demanding a fifty-percent share of the profit from migrant vessels crossing from Libya, often earning “up to £60,000 per boat,” according to the Daily […]

EU Naval Force to Combat Traffickers

The European Union’s Foreign Affairs Council has announced the establishment of an EU naval operation to disrupt the business model of human smugglers in the Mediterranean. The new operation, called EUNAVFOR Med, is one element of the comprehensive EU response to the migration challenge. EUNAVFOR Med will be conducted in sequential phases and in accordance […]

Video: Coastguard Struggles with Single Boat

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. In their struggle to cope with the surge in illegal migrants bound for Europe, the coastguard in the Libyan port of Zuwarah have just one boat … and even that often breaks down:

Migrants tell of Abduction, Sexual Violence, Abuse

‘Libya is full of cruelty’: Stories of abduction, sexual violence and abuse from migrants and refugees Inside war-torn Libya, thousands of foreign nationals, including refugees and asylum-seekers, face abductions for ransom, torture and sexual violence by traffickers, smugglers and organized criminal groups. Many are systematically subjected to discrimination and exploitation by their employers or face […]

Video: The Dangers Facing Female Migrants

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. In a report titled Libya Is Full of Cruelty, the rights group Amnesty International details the conditions for women in the war-torn North African country. Amnesty says they are constantly subjected to the added […]

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 […]