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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…
    - 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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  • Scottish court urged to use diaries to uphold Lockerbie bomb case
    Scottish government lawyer says appeal judges should use evidence from second Libyan suspectA government lawyer has urged a Scottish court to use incriminating evidence from the second Libyan accused of the Lockerbie bombing and uphold the conviction…
    - 5 days ago, 26 Nov 20, 11:41am -
  • Libya interior minister campaigns to lead country as fragile peace holds
    Fathi Bashagha looks to France for support ahead of electionsLibya’s interior minister has completed a three-day charm offensive in France, as a tentative ceasefire in the war-torn country holds and diplomatic jostling for its leadership roles inte…
    - 10 days ago, 21 Nov 20, 12:00am -
  • More than 110 migrants die in Mediterranean in three days
    Bodies of 74 people wash up on beach in western Libya as baby boy dies on rescue boatFour shipwrecks in the space of three days have claimed the lives of more than 110 people in the Mediterranean, including at least 70 people whose bodies have washed…
    - 18 days ago, 12 Nov 20, 2:13pm -
  • Baby dies on rescue boat after Mediterranean shipwreck
    Six-month-old Joseph, from Guinea, was among more than 100 migrants in capsized dinghyA six-month-old boy who survived a shipwreck has died onboard a rescue boat in the central Mediterranean.The child, named Joseph and originally from Guinea, was sav…
    - 19 days ago, 12 Nov 20, 7:17am -
  • Gunmen shoot dead female Libyan dissident in busy Benghazi street
    Hanan al-Barassi was an outspoken critic of abuses in areas controlled by the Libyan National ArmyGunmen have shot dead a prominent female dissident on a busy street in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, in the latest killing of a critic of militar…
    - 20 days ago, 10 Nov 20, 3:27pm -
  • EU accused of abandoning migrants to the sea with shift to drone surveillance
    Border agency Frontex accused by campaigners and MEPs of evading its responsibilities towards people in distressThe EU has been accused of condemning migrants to death by critics of its recent €100m (£90m) deals for drone surveillance over the Med…
    - 34 days ago, 28 Oct 20, 8:53am -
  • 'A good day for Libya': UN's Stephanie Williams announces permanent ceasefire – video
    Stephanie Williams, the acting head of the United Nations mission in Libya, announced that rival forces in Libya had agreed a permanent nationwide ceasefire, including the departure of all foreign fighters and mercenaries from the country for a min…
    - 38 days ago, 23 Oct 20, 2:31pm -
  • Libya's rival forces sign permanent ceasefire at UN-sponsored talks
    Deal includes departure of all foreign fighters for at least three months and prisoner exchangeRival forces in Libya have agreed a permanent nationwide ceasefire including the departure of all foreign fighters and mercenaries from the country for a m…
    - 39 days ago, 23 Oct 20, 8:51am -
  • Senior Libyan coastguard commander arrested for alleged human trafficking
    Abd al-Rahman Milad, known as Bija, is suspected of being behind the drowning of dozens of refugeesThe UN-backed government in Libya has arrested a coastguard commander alleged to be one of the world’s most ruthless human traffickers.On Wednesday,…
    - 46 days ago, 16 Oct 20, 5:18am -
  • How rescuing drowning migrants became a crime – podcast
    The Iuventa ran hundreds of missions to save migrants from drowning off the coast of Libya. But after Europe cracked down on migration, its crew found themselves facing prosecution. By Daniel Trilling Continue reading...
    - 50 days ago, 12 Oct 20, 7:00am -
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