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EU Statement on Naval Operation

Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on the Council decision to launch the naval operation EUNAVFOR Med Good Morning, We thought - with the Ministers - that it was a right to give you the news immediately: that the decision to launch the naval operation has just been taken. It is probably the first time the […]

Call for Refugee Processing Camps in Libya

Italy is to ask the European Union to set up refugee processing camps in Libya. Under the Dublin Convention, refugees must apply for asylum in the first country of entry to Europe, a rule which Italy says is unfair as it struggles to accommodate the huge numbers of migrants arriving on the country's shores. AFP […]

IS makes $millions from Migrants' Misery

The Islamic State (IS, ISIS, ISIL) is reportedly making millions out of taxing gangs who are smuggling people out of Libya and into Europe. The terror group is said to be demanding a fifty-percent share of the profit from migrant vessels crossing from Libya, often earning "up to £60,000 per boat," according to the Daily […]

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 […]

Video: Coastguard Struggles with Single Boat

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. In their struggle to cope with the surge in illegal migrants bound for Europe, the coastguard in the Libyan port of Zuwarah have just one boat ... and even that often breaks down:

Migrants tell of Abduction, Sexual Violence, Abuse

'Libya is full of cruelty': Stories of abduction, sexual violence and abuse from migrants and refugees Inside war-torn Libya, thousands of foreign nationals, including refugees and asylum-seekers, face abductions for ransom, torture and sexual violence by traffickers, smugglers and organized criminal groups. Many are systematically subjected to discrimination and exploitation by their employers or face […]

Video: The Dangers Facing Female Migrants

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. In a report titled Libya Is Full of Cruelty, the rights group Amnesty International details the conditions for women in the war-torn North African country. Amnesty says they are constantly subjected to the added […]

Start with Libya to Combat Illegal Migration

By Mustafa Fetouri for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. European leaders who met at an emergency summit in Brussels on April 23 failed to produce a satisfactory response to deal with illegal immigrants making the dangerous Mediterranean Sea crossing in search […]