Showing posts with label Libya. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Libya. Show all posts

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Two NGOs refuse to sign Italy's "code of conduct" for migrant rescues

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Two humanitarian groups refused to sign a so-called code of conduct for maritime search-and-rescue NGOs drawn up by the Italian government, and this could have "consequences for the security of their vessels", the Italian Interior Ministry said Monday.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

France to establish asylum checks in Libya

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France will establish reception centers in Libya to check the eligibility of asylum seekers risking their lives to reach Europe across the Mediterranean, French President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Amnesty accuses EU of turning its back on refugees

Amnesty International has accused the European Union of deliberately turning its back on migrants and refugees, contributing to a rising number of deaths at sea.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Crise des migrants: l'Autriche se dit prête à déployer l'armée à sa frontière avec l'Italie

L'Autriche compte "très bientôt" rétablir les contrôles et déployer des soldats à sa frontière avec l'Italie si l'afflux de migrants ne ralentit pas, a annoncé le ministre autrichien de la Défense à un quotidien viennois lundi.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

UK activists demand end to Saudi Arabia, UAE arms sales

Campaign groups and legal experts have called on the UK to end arm sales to Saudi Arabia and its allies, warning that continuing to do so may be in violation of international law.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Germany and Italy want to take control of Libya-Niger border to stem flow of migrants

The interior ministers of Germany and Italy have written to Brussels urging the creation of an “EU Mission” at the border between Libya and Niger “as soon as possible,” after over 40,000 people traveled through the North African country into Europe this year.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Frontex: 30 percent increase in Libya-Italy migration flow

Nearly 28,000 irregular migrants traveled from Libya to Italy between Jan. and mid-Apr. this year, signaling a 30 percent year-on-year increase in arrivals to Europe via this sea-route, according to data released Wednesday by the European Union's border agency, Frontex.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Libya: 87 refugee bodies wash up on beach

The number of bodies of refugees recovered on a Libyan beach since the weekend has risen to 87, according to a media official from the coastal city of Sabratha.

Friday, July 15, 2016

UNESCO deplores damage to Aleppo National Museum; warns five Heritage Sites in Libya are in danger

The head of the United Nations cultural agency today deplored the recent shelling at the National Museum of Aleppo, located on the edge of the war-torn ancient city in northern Syria, calling once again for the destruction of cultural property to stop.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Ten women die in refugee boat accident off Libyan coast

Ten women have died in a new migrant boat accident off the coast of Libya in the Mediterranean Sea, Italian authorities said, as they began the gruesome task of removing hundreds of corpses from another salvaged wreck.

Monday, May 30, 2016

UNICEF alarmed at refugee, migrant deaths in Mediterranean

The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) on Sunday expressed alarm at the number of migrant and refugee deaths in the past week in the Central Mediterranean, many of whom were believed to be unaccompanied minors.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Over a million Africans displaced in one year (UN body)

Over one million Africans, including South Sudanese, Burundians and Libyans have fled their countries in the last 12 months, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has said.

Five million of our brothers: It is Turks who will shape Europe's future

Europe's future depends on the Turks who live there, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told a large public rally on Thursday.