# Libya

Migrants wait to be rescued by the Aquarius rescue ship run by non-governmental organisations (NGO) "SOS Mediterranee" and "Medecins Sans Frontieres" (Doctors Without Borders) in the Mediterranean Sea, 30 nautic miles from the Libyan coast, on August 2, 2017. Photo: Angelos Tzortzinis / AFP
Migrants wait to be rescued by the Aquar […]

‘10,000 refugees’ to be relocated from Libya to EU in 2018

Up to 10,000 people stranded in refugee camps and detention centres in Libya could be relocated to Europe in 2018, the Italian government has said.
Migrants rescued from the Mediterranean on board the Aquarius, a boat belonging to the NGO Doctors Without Borders, off the Italian coast, 27 June 2017. Thousands of migrants were rescued over the last few days as they made their way from Libya to Italy. Photo: Lena Klimkeit/dpa
Migrants rescued from the Mediterranean […]

Libya’s slave trade and torture scar African migrants for life

Reports of African migrants being tortured, killed and sold as slaves in Libya have caused a global outcry. The few who manage to escape the horrors carry deep physical and psychological scars.
French President Emmanuel Macron arrives at the World Climate Change Conference in Bonn (North Rhine-Westphalia) on 15.11.2017. Photo: Henning Kaiser / dpa
French President Emmanuel Macron arrives […]

Macron calls for ‘massive’ support to rescue migrants from Libya

French President Emmanuel Macron called the trafficking of African migrants a "crime against humanity" on Tuesday as he made his first major address on the continent before a crowd of university students in Burkina Faso.
Migrants wait to be rescued by a rescue ship run by NGO "SOS Mediterranee" and "Medecins Sans Frontieres" (Doctors Without Borders) in the Mediterranean Sea, 30 nautical miles from the Libyan coast, on August 2, 2017. Photo: Angelos Tzortzinis / AFP
Migrants wait to be rescued by a rescue […]

Migrants dying trying to reach Europe

Heat map showing the number of migrants who have died trying to cross the Mediterranean to Europe in 2017, showing data up to the end of September.
Migrants rescued from the Mediterranean on board the Aquarius, a boat belonging to the NGO Doctors Without Borders, off the Italian coast, 27 June 2017. Thousands of migrants were rescued over the last few days as they made their way from Libya to Italy. Photo: Lena Klimkeit/dpa
Migrants rescued from the Mediterranean […]

EU must not stop vulnerable migrants from leaving Libya, Oxfam warns

The European Union should not hinder migrants from leaving Libya, where they are often subject to torture, slave labour and sexual violence, international charity Oxfam warned Wednesday.
Immigrants rescued from distress await the transfer from a civilian ship in the Mediterranean to the "Aquarius" rescue vessel of MSF and SOS Mediterranee. (To dpa "Green reproaches against sea trout in the Mediterranean back" from 07.07.2017) Photo: Lena Klimkeit / dpa
Immigrants rescued from distress await t […]

More deaths at sea as NGOs discuss Italy’s code of conduct proposals

More Mediterranean migrant deaths were reported Tuesday, just as aid groups engaged in sea rescues were meeting Italian interior ministry officials to discuss a controversial "code of conduct" for their operations.