Libya


Aquarius, The Last Mediterranean Refugee Rescue Ship, Ends Operations Amid Pressure From EU States

Rescue and relief organizations SOS Méditerranée and Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) have recently announced that they are ending the Aquarius refugee rescue mission in the Mediterranean Sea. This decision followed the two-month halt to operations that Aquarius has endured following the revocation of its registration. 24 people associated with Aquarius have been […]


Europe’s Shame: Aquarius Rescue Ship Forced From The Sea

The final refugee search and rescue ship working in the Mediterranean has been forced to suspend its operations following political pressure spearheaded by Italy and supported by major EU states. The rescue vessel Aquarius, which has been moored in Marseille since October 4, is operated by the charitable organizations SOS […]


Without Food Or Water: Libya’s Unregistered Refugees Abandoned Amidst Renewed Conflict

For the past month, Libya has suffered heightened conflict between militia groups, catalyzed by a surprise attack launched by the Seventh Brigade on 27 August. Several years of civil war in Libya have resulted in a severe, protracted crisis, leaving half a million people displaced and basic infrastructure destroyed. In recent […]


Increased CIA Drone Presence In Niger Creates A Lack Of Accountability

It was recently revealed that the United States’ Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has been expanding a small commercial airport in Dirkou, Niger to facilitate increased drone presence in the northwest region of Africa. The New York Times journalists who reported this mentioned that this development is in response to heightened […]


Italy At Centre Of Ongoing Mediterranean Migration Drama

Around 170 rescued migrants are being refused entry to an Italian port, under the government’s “zero-landing” policy. The Italian Coast Guard vessel Diciotti, carrying the rescued migrants and refugees, has been waiting a week for official authorisation to disembark its passengers at the Sicilian port of Catania. The policy places […]


Human Rights Report Shows Organized Lead Up To Genocide Of Rohingya In Myanmar

A human rights group exposed the systematic nature of a campaign of ethnic cleansing against Rohingya in Myanmar on July 19, urging the international community to take action. The 162-page report “They Gave Them Long Swords” claims that, contrary to previous reports, Myanmar officials tediously planned acts of genocide and […]