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'It Is Better To Die Than Stay In Libya:' Libya's Slave Markets Remind Us of Flaws in EU Migration Plans - Newsweek

Libyan Migrants Gambian migrants deported from Libya stand in line as they wait for registration at the airport in Banjul, Gambia April 4, 2017. The EU wants to house more migrants in Libya. Luc Gnago/Reuters. Share. Opinion Libya. I was horrified when ...and more »

Dozens of refugees found dead in drifting dinghy off Libyan coast after 8300 rescued over Easter weekend - The Independent

Almost 30 migrants have been found dead in a boat drifting off the coast of Libya as the number of refugees dying in attempts to reach Europe reach record highs. Fishermen found the bodies of 28 people, including four children, in waters near the ...and more »

New report highlights tragedy of migrant slave markets in Libya - Deutsche Welle

A shocking report from the International Organization for Migration (IOM) tells of migrants who were sold in "slave markets" in Libya. DW spoke with a Mexican photographer who has seen these horrors with his own eyes. Sklavenhandel mit Migranten in ...and more »

Almost 8300 asylum seekers rescued in Mediterranean -

At least eight, including pregnant woman and child, died trying to cross the Mediterranean over Easter weekend. 17 Apr 2017. Nearly 8,300 asylum seekers were rescued from unseaworthy smugglers' boats in the Mediterranean over the Easter weekend ...and more »

Libya fishermen find 28 dead migrants in boat offshore: official - Reuters

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libyan fishermen found the bodies of 28 migrants who appeared to have died of thirst and hunger after their boat broke down off the coast of Sabratha city, a ministry of interior official said on Tuesday. Since Libya fell into chaos ...and more »

More than 8000 migrants rescued in Mediterranean and brought to Italy over Easter long weekend -

More than 8,000 migrants were rescued in the Mediterranean and brought to Italy in the space of just three days over Easter, as Italian politicians denounced the exodus as a racket that should be stopped as quickly as possible. Nearly 8,500 asylum ...and more »

Migrants Flee Libya as Weather Warms and Libyan Patrols Loom - Voice of America

Warm weather and calm seas usually spur smugglers to send migrants across the Mediterranean come spring. But aid groups say another timetable might be behind a weekend spike: the looming start of beefed-up Libyan coast guard patrols designed to prevent ...and more »

Saving lives, 1 day at a time, on the deadly Mediterranean - Malta Independent Online

As usual, it started with a call on a satellite phone from Italian rescue officials in Rome. They were relaying a distress call they'd received from a migrant smuggling ship adrift somewhere off the coast of Libya. On board the Golfo Azurro, Guillermo ...and more »

1000 Migrants Rescued off Libya's Coast - Voice of America

More than 1,000 migrants picked up off the coast of Libya Sunday have arrived at a port on the Italian island of Sicily. A German navy ship brought the rescued migrants to the port of Catania Monday aboard the FGS Rhein. Some 29,000 migrants, most of ...and more »

'I survived Libya's slave markets' – one migrant's appalling testimony - International Business Times UK

"We are mistreated like slaves, we are sold, we are hit." These are the words of a young Senegalese migrant, who claimed to have survived slave labour markets in Libya. As a departure point for refugees trying to get to Europe, migrants arriving in ...and more »