Tag Archives | Migration

Protecting Migrants in Libya is IOM Primary Focus

With regard to its activities in Libya, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) would like to clarify that we follow the UN position indicating that Libya cannot yet be considered a safe port. IOM in Libya is present at the disembarkation points to deliver primary assistance to migrants that have been rescued at sea. However, […]

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 […]

EUR 27.5m for Migration Programmes in North Africa

The European Commission has launched new support measures worth EUR 27.5 million to support the North Africa region in addressing the current migration situation. The EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa adopted three new programmes which will focus on the following areas: migration governance, protection of vulnerable migrants and refugees, and enhanced resilience of migrant […]

Mogherini Stresses Importance of Int'l Cooperation at UN

In a wide ranging speech to the UN Security Council on Monday 6 June, EU High Representative Federica Mogherini stressed the vital importance of cooperation between the European Union and the United Nations, the need to revive peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians and for a continued diplomatic effort to stop the war in Syria. […]

Workshop on Migration Action Plan

A one day inter-ministerial workshop on the development of a Strategic Action Plan for Libya in the area of migration has been organised in Tripoli by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), in the framework of the EU-funded Programme “Stabilizing at-risk communities and enhancing migration management to enable smooth transitions in Egypt, Tunisia and Libya” […]

Migration Mgt Programme Meets

A regional inter-state meeting was held in Cairo last week in order to advance cooperation among Egypt, Tunisia and Libya in addressing the challenges and opportunities of migration governance. The meeting was held by the International Organization for Migration within the scope of its ongoing EU-funded project on “Stabilizing at-risk communities and enhancing migration management […]

Video: Migrants Intercepted Fleeing through Libya

From Jewish News One. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Some 180 migrants have been caught by authorities trying to flee from African and Arab countries through Libya after the coast guard intercepted two migrant boat:

EU Funds Migration Management Training

This week, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) is organizing training on migration management for 26 immigration officers from Libya’s Ministry of Interior. The three-day workshop is part of the IOM’s EU-funded START project, “Stabilizing at-risk communities and enhancing migration management to enable smooth transitions in Egypt, Tunisia and Libya.” It will include modules dealing […]