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90 missing, 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 on Thursday. The Libyan navy said the shipwreck occurred off the coast of Sabratha, a town west of Tripoli …

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Libya: 542 Europe-bound migrants rescued in two days

Libya’s coastguard has rescued almost 550 migrants this week in four separate operations west of the capital Tripoli, navy spokesperson General Ayoub Kacem said on Wednesday. Libya has been a springboard for illegal migration to Europe, especially Italy, since becoming engulfed in chaos following a 2011 revolution that toppled and …

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55 Ethiopian, Somali migrants ‘deliberately drowned’ off Yemen – UN

Some 180 Ethiopian and Somali migrants were forced into rough seas off Yemen by smugglers early on Thursday and 55 of them are presumed to have drowned, the U.N. migration agency said. It was the second such incident in as many days off Shabwa province in southern Yemen, where 50 …

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Most African migrants in Libya prey to abuse, torture, rape – Oxfam

Most African migrants suffer abuse, torture and rape as they cross lawless Libya in pursuit of a new life in Europe, Oxfam said on Wednesday as it urged Europe to offer safer routes. The voyage from Libya across the Mediterranean Sea to Italy – often on flimsy boats run by …

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278 Europe-bound migrants rescued off Libya

Libya’s coastguard in two separate operations on Monday rescued at least 278 migrants as they tried to reach Europe, naval officials said. In one operation, 150 migrants, mostly Africans, ran into trouble when their inflatable boat broke down and began sinking off the coast of Sabrata, 70km west of Tripoli, …

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African Migrants Including Children Rescued After Being Stranded In The Sea.

Upsetting footage has captured how children were pulled from the sea as they screamed and struggled in a migrants rescue mission. Go-pro video taken by Italian coastguard rescuers show how they raced to a crowded boat stranded in the Mediterranean Sea with at least five people thrashing about in the …

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