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Wed, 02 Nov 2016 21:24:24 GMT

The Latest: EU migrant rescue program for Libya faces risks  -  Seymour Tribune
Rear Adm. Enrico Credendino added, however, that with the country in turmoil, it's difficult to ensure rescues will be carried out safely and according to international law, and that migrants brought back to Libya can be cared for properly. The program ...
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 21:22:02 GMT

At Least 12 Die as Migrant Boat Capsizes Near Libyan Coast  -  Sputnik International
'Send Them Back to Libya': EU Deputies Propose New Solution to Illegal Migration Massive Migrant Rescue Operations Closing in on Libya Italian Coast Guards Say Rescued Some 6,500 Migrants Off Libyan Shore Daesh Terrorists From Libya Could ...
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 20:42:19 GMT

At least 12 migrants die in stormy seas off Libya  -  Trend News Agency
At least 12 migrants died off the coast of Libya on Wednesday after they put to sea in stormy weather, the Italian coastguard said, adding that many others might have died in the incident, Reuters reported. Some 29 people were rescued when their rubber ...
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 20:39:37 GMT

Head of EU Mission in Libya: Training Libyan coastguards will help stem human trafficking  -  Libyan Express
The head of the European Union's Mediterranean mission said on Wednesday that EU's training for Libya's coastguard to stop people smugglers and rescue boat migrants could help save many lives and avoid incidents in which Libyan officials have behaved ...
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 20:27:14 GMT

Training Libya coastguard can help cut migrant deaths - EU  -  Thomson Reuters Foundation
The Sophia mission, which aims to combat the criminal gangs that pack the migrants into boats making the perilous crossing from Libya to Europe, started training 78 Libyan coastguard officials on Oct. 26. The training will run for 14 weeks. A breakdown ...
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 20:20:21 GMT

UNICEF Libya Humanitarian Situation Report, September 2016  -  Reliefweb
According to reports, on 20 Septemeber an airstrike killed at least 9 civilians, including women and children and wounded 20 others near Sokna oasis in central Libya. UNICEF continues to call on all parties to the conflict in Libya to protect children ...
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 19:13:55 GMT

Gambian national goalkeeper dies during Mediterranean crossing  -  The Guardian
Fatim Jawara, believed to have been just 19, was on board a boat that ran into trouble in the Mediterranean last month while crossing from Libya to Europe. More than 3,300 migrants have lost their lives in the Mediterranean this year, according to ...
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 18:30:41 GMT

Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous controls new locations  -  LIBYAPROSPECT (press release) (registration)
The Operation Room of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous forces announced that they controlled, on Wednesday, new locations in Al-Jiza Al-Bahrea, the last stronghold of Daesh in the city of Sirte. From its side, the Media Center of the Operation “Al-Bunyan Al ...
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 18:23:00 GMT
At least 12 migrants die in stormy seas off Libya: Italian coastguard  -  The Daily Star
A member of Spanish humanitarian NGO Proactiva Open Arms waves at refugees and migrants on a rubber boat during a rescue operation off the coast of Libya on Oct. 4, 2016. / AFP / ARIS MESSINIS. RSS; Follow; Email; Print; Share. Reuters. loading .
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 18:04:17 GMT

IOM repatriates 142 migrants from Libya to Burkina Faso  -  Libya Herald
The IOM said that before departure, all migrants stayed overnight at a shelter organized by the Burkina Faso embassy in Tripoli, where IOM Libya staff provided food, drinks and hygiene kits. A mobile patrol from the Tripoli Security Committee then ...