Libya


West African Migrants Experience Cases Of Modern-Day Slavery In Libya

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has recently warned about the increasing phenomenon of human trafficking in Libya. The more worrying aspect of this cruel trade is that it has acquired an air of normalcy and has materialized into slave markets where people are bought and sold in public. The victims […]


Migrant Crisis Continues In The Mediterranean

Nearly 8,500 migrants attempting to cross the Mediterranean were rescued over the Easter weekend. The Italian Coastguard reported that 73 separate rescue operations were undertaken and that 13 bodies, including that of an 8-year-old boy, were recovered. Among those rescued were a woman in active labour and a two-week-old baby […]


UN Secretary-General: ‘Peace Without Mine Action Is Incomplete Peace’

April 4th marks International Mine Awareness Day and Assistance for Action, which recognizes the physical and psychological dangers of living in an area where mines remain a deadly risk. “Peace without mine action is incomplete peace,” said United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, in a statement yesterday. “No one should have to […]


Tragedies Of The Mediterranean Sea

In the past few years, thousands of people from Libya have attempted to cross the treacherous Mediterranean Sea to escape poverty, war, and persecution in their homelands. Flavio Di Giacomo, International Organization for Migration (IOM) spokesman quoted, “most migrants leaving Libya came from Guinea, Nigeria, Cote d’Ivoire, and Bangladesh.” These […]


People Smuggling In Libya: Drownings In The Mediterranean Sea And EU Policy Failures

250 people are feared to have drowned in the Mediterranean Sea, after two partially submerged dinghies were found 30km off the Libyan coast. On Thursday 30th March, the Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms spokeswoman Laura Lanuza, said its boat Golfo Azzurro had recovered five floating bodies, found close to the […]