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  • The COVID-19 excuse? How migration policies are hardening around the globe

    The COVID-19 excuse? How migration policies are hardening around the globe

    At least three in four countries – home to 91 percent of the global population – have imposed partial or complete border closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and roughly one in two human beings is living under lockdown as governments try to slo…
    - 79 days ago, 17 Apr 20, 8:25am -
  • EU-Rwanda plan: Another short-sighted answer to Libya migration crisis
    After deadly airstrikes and attacks on migrant detention centres in Libya’s capital, Tripoli, the European Union has come up with a new plan to evacuate vulnerable migrants and refugees stranded in the volatile North African nation: send them to Rw…
    - 16 Aug 19, 6:31am -
  • Briefing: The outlook for Libya’s migrant detention centres
    More than two weeks after an airstrike on a migrant detention centre in Libya’s capital left at least 53 people dead and many more wounded, the UN said that more migrants and refugees are being brought to the Tripoli facility, despite ongoing fight…
    - 17 Jul 19, 10:04am -
  • Libya migrant centre strike followed months of warnings, growing violence

    Libya migrant centre strike followed months of warnings, growing violence

    An airstrike hit a detention centre for migrants and refugees in Tripoli in the early hours of Wednesday morning, reportedly killing at least 40 people and injuring double that number.This was not the first time detained migrants and refugees have b…
    - 3 Jul 19, 7:02am -
  • ‘Save us from this area, from this war’: Refugees seek safety in Tripoli school

    ‘Save us from this area, from this war’: Refugees seek safety in Tripoli school

    Throughout the past month of violence that has gripped Libya’s capital, aid groups have repeatedly warned of the grave danger 3,400 migrants and refugees face while detained near Tripoli’s front lines. The UN’s refugee agency, UNHCR, said an…
    - 9 May 19, 9:55am -
  • One year after deportations, Sudanese left in Niger see no way out

    One year after deportations, Sudanese left in Niger see no way out

    On 7 May 2018, Niger deported 135 Sudanese from the migration hub of Agadez back across the border to Libya in a move denounced by critics as a violation of international law. A year on, 10 of those sent back are reported to have died trying to cr…
    - 7 May 19, 7:44am -
  • Tripoli chaos closes in on the city’s civilians
    As fighting on the outskirts of Libya’s capital heads into its third week and shows no signs of abating, the casualty count is rising, some aid organisations are moving expatriate staff out of the country, and it’s only getting worse for civilian…
    - 22 Apr 19, 9:15am -
  • Who will help the 600,000 migrants and refugees in Libya?
    As Libya once again slides towards civil war, the European Union may not be able to turn a blind eye towards the more than 600,000 migrants and refugees in the country. It may not have a choice: If thousands of people try to flee Libya due to the…
    - 18 Apr 19, 4:56am -
  • The humanitarian fallout from Libya’s newest war
    The Libyan capital of Tripoli is shuddering under an offensive by forces loyal to strongman Khalifa Haftar, with the city’s already precarious basic services in danger of breaking down completely and aid agencies struggling to cope with a growing e…
    - 15 Apr 19, 11:55am -
  • 2018 in Review: Returns and rebuilding

    2018 in Review: Returns and rebuilding

    While it’s the death and destruction of wars and natural disasters that tend to grab headlines, civilians continue to suffer long after the television crews have packed up their cameras. Whether the cause is violence or an earthquake, civilians…
    - 25 Dec 18, 2:20am -

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  • Italy tests 180 migrants rescued by ship for Covid-19
    Migrants have been onboard vessel operated by charity SOS Méditerranée for over a weekCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageItaly is carrying out tests on 180 migrants rescued in the Mediterranean with a view to transferring…
    - 1 day ago, 4 Jul 20, 4:53pm -
  • Refugee victims of Tajoura bombing still lie in unmarked graves one year on
    Coronavirus thwarts plan by survivors to light candles for dozens of detainees who died in airstrike on detention centre during Tripoli fightingOne year on from the migrant detention centre bombing in Tajoura, eastern Tripoli, dozens of refugees and…
    - 3 days ago, 3 Jul 20, 1:30am -
  • I survived the bombing of a migrant camp in Libya a year ago | Yonas
    Those of us subjected to the horrific aerial attack have been left to fend for ourselves in TripoliOn 2 July 2019, an aircraft bombed a migrant detention centre in Tajoura, a town on the Libyan coast. There were more than 600 people inside. I was one…
    - 3 days ago, 2 Jul 20, 11:13am -
  • Talks may lead to end of blockade of Libyan oilfields
    Oil money could be split between banks in different regions, opening way for ceasefireForces loyal to the Libyan warlord Gen Khalifa Haftar may be willing to end their blockade of the country’s oilfields, opening the way for a ceasefire, as a resul…
    - 6 days ago, 29 Jun 20, 9:52am -
  • End of Tripoli siege raises fears of full-scale proxy war in Libya
    Diplomatic efforts intensify to avert Cairo’s entry into Libya’s nine-year civil war amid wider tensionsA standoff on the north African coast between rival factions in Libya’s nine-year civil war is threatening to drag in the powerful Egyptian…
    - 10 days ago, 26 Jun 20, 12:00am -
  • The Guardian view on the Reading attacks: a grim reminder | Editorial
    The risk of terrorism-related attacks hasn’t gone away. But kneejerk reactions help no oneThe horrifying events in Reading on Saturday evening are a brutal reminder that the threat of domestic terrorism has not gone away. Public attention has been…
    - 13 days ago, 22 Jun 20, 2:35pm -
  • UN chief expresses shock at discovery of mass graves in Libya
    Fears grow of further atrocities in areas controlled by Khalifa Haftar forcesThe UN secretary general, António Guterres, has expressed deep shock at the discovery of mass graves in Libyan territory recently recaptured from forces commanded by Khalif…
    - 23 days ago, 13 Jun 20, 5:54am -
  • Eight mass graves found in area retaken from Libyan rebel general
    UN expresses horror at finds, mainly in town of Tarhuna, and backs GNA investigation The United Nations has expressed horror at the discovery of eight mass graves in Libya, mainly in the town of Tarhuna, south of Tripoli, in an area recently retaken…
    - 24 days ago, 11 Jun 20, 2:30pm -
  • Donald Trump joins calls for Libya ceasefire
    US president’s surprise intervention comes amid fears of Egypt sending troops inDonald Trump has joined the calls for a ceasefire in Libya amid concerns that Egypt would be willing to send ground troops into the country to prevent a rout of its all…
    - 25 days ago, 10 Jun 20, 4:17pm -
  • Libyan government defies Russian warnings with plans to take eastern sites
    UN-backed GNA intends to capture airbase with Russian jets and strategic city of SirteLibya’s resurgent UN-recognised government has said it will defy any Russian warnings and press ahead with the capture of at least two more strategic sites in the…
    - 28 days ago, 7 Jun 20, 3:25pm -
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