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Nearly 900 migrants rescued off Libya arrive in Italy

Nearly 900 migrants rescued off Libya arrive in Italy Illegal immigrants are seen at a detention centre in Zawiyah, 45 kilometres west of the Libyan capital Tripoli, on December 8, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / TAHA JAWASHI Sicily on Monday welcomed nearly 900 migrants rescued in Mediterranean waters off the …

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African Union to bring 20,000 migrants home from Libya

African Union to bring 20,000 migrants home from Libya Migrants sit upon returning from Libya in Benin, capital of Edo State in midwest Nigeria on December 6, 2017.Out of over 400 Nigerian migrants that voluntarily returned from Libya, more than half have returned to Edo State, where a large number …

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Migrants seek refuge in small French port

Migrants seek refuge in small French port (FILES) This file photo taken on October 30, 2017 shows migrants waiting near the port of Ouistreham, near Caen, northwestern France. One year after the dismantling of the ‘jungle’ migrant camp in Calais, about 80 to 100 Africans live in the humid cold …

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More than 40 million modern-day slaves

More than 40 million modern-day slaves Illegal immigrants, who were rescued by the Libyan coastguard in the Mediterranean off the Libyan coast, arrive at a naval base in the capital Tripoli on May 26, 2017. At least 20 boats carrying thousands of migrants on their way to Italy were spotted …

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Almost 90 missing, at least 8 dead in Libya migrant shipwreck

Almost 90 missing, at least 8 dead in Libya migrant shipwreck At least eight migrants drowned and almost 90 others went missing after a shipwreck off Libya, a local official citing survivors who had clung onto the sinking vessel for days said Thursday. The Libyan navy said the shipwreck occurred …

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Migrant rescue boat heading to aid of anti-migrant vessel in Mediterranean

Migrant rescue boat heading to aid of anti-migrant vessel in Mediterranean (FILES) This file photo taken on August 05, 2017 shows a banner that reads, ‘Stop Human Trafficking’ attached to the side of the C-Star vessel as it sails in the Mediterranean Sea, 20 nautic miles off the Libyan coast. …

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262 more Nigerians return from Libya

262 more Nigerians return from Libya Two hundred and sixty-two more Nigerians voluntarily returned home from Libya on Wednesday with the help of the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and the Nigerian Embassy in Libya. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the returnees arrived aboard a chartered Libyan …

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EU court backs migrant deportations by Austria, Slovenia

EU court backs migrant deportations by Austria, Slovenia PHOTO:AFP The EU’s top court on Wednesday backed decisions by Austria and Slovenia to deport asylum seekers back to Croatia at the height of the European migrant crisis in 2015. With its ruling, the European Court of Justice upheld the EU’s controversial …

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Texas truck deaths show smugglers’ ‘brutality’: US security chief

Texas truck deaths show smugglers’ ‘brutality’: US security chief The head of US homeland security says the deaths of nine people inside an overheated truck packed with migrants in Texas shows the “brutality” of smugglers. The migrants were discovered in the early morning hours Sunday in a truck parked in …

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35 migrants feared drowned off Libya

35 migrants feared drowned off Libya Libyan coastguards, and local fishermen, help rescue illegal immigrants attempting to reach Europe off the coastal town of Guarabouli, 60 kilometres (36 miles) east of the capital, on July 8, 2017. Thirty-five migrants, including seven children, were feared drowned after their inflatable craft sank …

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