239 refugees died after boat sink off Libya, UN says

At least 239 migrants have died in two ship wrecks off Libya, the United Nations said on Thursday. Carlotta Sami, a spokeswoman for the U.N. refugee agency UNHCR, said the information was confirmed by two survivors brought ashore on the Italian island of Lampedusa. Leonard Doyle, chief spokesman for the International Organization for Migration, said …

117 migrants unaccounted for after dinghy sinks off Libyan coast

Some 117 migrants who left Libya in a rubber dinghy two days ago are unaccounted for, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said on Jan. 19, after three people were rescued from the vessel after it sank in the Mediterranean. “The three survivors told us they were 120 when they left Garabulli, in Libya, on Jan. 17 night. …

248,000 children are in need of humanitarian assistance

The United Nations and its aid partners, together with the interim Government of Libya, launched a humanitarian response plan (HRP), appealing for $202 million to bring urgent life-saving assistance to some 550,000 women, children and men affected by the ongoing humanitarian crisis, UN said in a statement.  The protracted political crisis that started in 2011 with demonstrations …

40 people feared dead as another migrant boat sinks off Libya’s coast

At least 40 Europe-bound migrants were missing and feared drowned on Tuesday after the boat they were traveling in capsized in the Mediterranean Sea off Libya, the coast guard and the U.N. refugee agency said. Ayoub Gassim, a spokesman for Libya’s coast guard, told The Associated Press that at least five bodies, including a child, …

ICC has ‘credible information’ on Libya mass graves

Findings on 11 mass graves in Libya may constitute ‘evidence of war crimes or crimes against humanity,’ says ICC prosecutor. The International Criminal Court (ICC) has received “credible information” regarding 11 “alleged” mass graves in Libya containing men, women and children, the court’s chief prosecutor said Monday. “These findings may constitute evidence of war crimes …

New Mass Grave Found in Libya

“Nine bodies were discovered and exhumed on Sunday,” the statement said, “at a site suspected of containing mass graves, in the town of Tarhuna,” The statement added that authorities were still searching for other potential mass graves “left by the Al-Kani criminal gangs, a pro-Haftar militia.” After launching an offensive on GNA headquarters in April 2019, the …

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