Why The EU Plan To Stop Mediterranean Migration Is A Human Rights Concern - Huffington Post

Forcing migrants to stay in Libya is not the same as forcing migrants to stay in Turkey. 02/17/2017 09:39 pm ET | Updated Feb 20, 2017. Giorgos Moutafis/Reuters. Crossing the Mediterranean is dangerous, but so is war-torn Libya.

Can EU Shift Migrant Crisis to the Source? In Libya, the Odds Are Long - New York Times

Libyan Coast Guard members in Valetta, Malta, after completing training intended to help stem the flow of migrants to Europe. Credit Gianni Cipriano for The New York Times. The ceremony aboard an Italian Navy ship in the port of Valletta, Malta, had ...

Executive Summary for February 17th - News Deeply

We review the latest issues related to refugees, including footage of Libyan abuse of rescued migrants, a “Day Without Immigrants” in the U.S. and a Frontex report saying rescue efforts in the Mediterranean help smugglers.

Italy secures backing of Libyan mayors to curb human trafficking - RT

Italian Interior Minister Marco Minniti has met with the mayors of ten towns in Libya's southern desert region to convince them to overcome differences and back the struggle against migrant smuggling through Libyan territory into Europe. “The meeting ...

Italians hungry for Libyan business “but not at the cost of their lives” - Libya Herald

Libya has always been a natural market for Italy but though Italian businessmen are anxious to return, security remains the key inhibitor, not least since last year's murder of two Italians seized by IS terrorists in Sabratha. “Italians are hungry for ...

Italy completes training of first batch of Libyan coastguards - Libya Herald

The first batch of Libyan coastguards being trained aboard the Italian naval vessel San Giorgio have now finished their five-month course, according to Italian Interior Minister Marco Minniti. He disclosed the news to a parliamentary committee in Rome.

Libya is not Turkey: why the EU plan to stop Mediterranean migration is a human rights concern - The Conversation AU

EU leaders have agreed to a plan that will provide Libya's UN-backed government €200 million for dealing with migration. This includes an increase in funding for the Libyan coastguard, with an overall aim to stop migrant boats crossing the ...

Ross Kemp Explains Why He Hopes His Libya Documentary Changes Perceptions Of Migrants - Huffington Post UK

'They're not the fiends that they've been portrayed as in some areas of the media.' 16/02/2017 15:52. 410. Rachel McGrath Entertainment Reporter. Ross Kemp has revealed his hopes for his latest documentary 'Libya's Migrant Hell', which concludes his ...

Migrant deaths in Mediterranean hit record high despite increased aid: EU - CTV News

BRUSSELS -- Migrant deaths have risen to a record level on the Libya-to-Italy Mediterranean Sea smuggling route, and the increasing number of rescue boats trying to prevent mass drownings there might actually be helping the smugglers, the European ...

EU: Migrant deaths in central Mediterranean rise - News24

Brussels - The chief of the European border and coast guard agency says migrant deaths in the Mediterranean on the Libya-to-Italy smuggling route have increased to a record level despite ever more rescue vessels trying to prevent mass drownings.

At least 11000 migrants are found in the EU with forged documents: Border agency warns it is struggling to deal with ... - Daily Mail

Armies of criminal gangs are helping thousands of migrants make their way through Europe under the radar by supplying fake documents, a damning report has revealed. In a brutal assessment, the EU's border agency warned that officials are struggling to ...

Over 380000 Illegal Migrants Came to Europe in 2016 - Frontex - Sputnik International

The EU border agency Frontex stated on Wednesday that the bloc is experiencing high migration pressure, with about 382,000 illegal migrants arriving in European countries in 2016. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Frontex said that although the numbers decreased ...

Traffickers growing bold, reckless with refugees' lives - Deutsche Welle

Increased European efforts to rescue people at sea have resulted in a worsening situation. As rescuers wait offshore, unscrupulous human traffickers create more perilous situations for refugees. Libyen - Flüchtlinge auf überladenem Boot warten auf ...

Damning EU Report Finds 'Rescuing' Mediterranean Migrants Encourages Smugglers, Increases Drownings - Breitbart News

Frontex, the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, has admitted that search-and-rescue (SAR) missions in the Mediterranean Sea are strengthening criminal migrant smugglers' business model and increasing total drowning deaths. The Frontex Risk ...

Libyan smugglers profit from NGO rescues, says EU agency - EUobserver

The EU border agency Frontex says criminal smuggling gangs are seeing bigger profits because NGOs and others are saving people from drowning at sea near Libya. In a 64-page risk analysis report out Wednesday (15 February), the Warsaw-based agency ...

Fresh migrant inflow into Italy - ANSA (registration)

(ANSA) - Brussels, February 15 - Frontex chief Fabrice Leggeri told ANSA Wednesday it was "realistic" to expect the same number of arrivals of migrants on the central Mediterranean this year as last, some 180,000. He said that, aside from talks with ...

EU border agency expects same number of migrants via Libya this year as last - Reuters Africa

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union should expect as many migrants crossing from Libya this year as last, when a record number disembarked in Italy, the head of the bloc's border agency said on Wednesday. Some 1.6 million refugees and migrants ...

EU: Migrant deaths in Mediterranean rising despite more aid - ABC News

Migrant deaths have risen to a record level on the Libya-to-Italy Mediterranean Sea smuggling route, and the increasing number of rescue boats trying to prevent mass drownings there might actually be helping the smugglers, the European Union's border ...

EU border agency sees 2017 migrant arrivals via Libya same as last year - Channel NewsAsia

The European Union should expect as many migrants crossing from Libya this year as last, when a record number disembarked in Italy, the head of the bloc's border agency said on Wednesday. Posted 15 Feb 2017 20:30; Updated 15 Feb 2017 22:55.

EU border agency expects same number of migrants via Libya this year as last - Ahram Online

The European Union should expect as many migrants crossing from Libya this year as last, when a record number disembarked in Italy, the head of the bloc's border agency said on Wednesday. Some 1.6 million refugees and migrants reached the bloc by ...