Tag Archives | human trafficking

EU Naval Force to Combat Traffickers

The European Union's Foreign Affairs Council has announced the establishment of an EU naval operation to disrupt the business model of human smugglers in the Mediterranean. The new operation, called EUNAVFOR Med, is one element of the comprehensive EU response to the migration challenge. EUNAVFOR Med will be conducted in sequential phases and in accordance […]

20 Smuggled Migrants Killed in Libya

Twenty Somali migrants were killed and another 55 injured as they were being smuggled into Tripoli, Libya Herald reports. They were travelling in a secret compartment in a lorry when the vehicle had an accident, causing the bricks and steel used to conceal them to collapse on top of them. It is understood that the […]

Security Forces Stop Human Trafficking Operation

A joint operation by Libya's Border Force and Air Defence Unit put a stop to one of the largest human trafficking operations ever seen in the country, according to unconfirmed reports. According to Libya Herald, Muftah Omar Hamza, commander of the Ali Hassan Al-Jaber Battalion, said that a raid was carried out south of the […]