# Libya

Two African migrants on board the Aita Mari rescue boat watch a new group of migrants from Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Pakistan wait to be rescued by members of the Spanish NGO Maydayterraneo in Mediterranean international waters off the Libyan coast on February 10, 2020. Photo: Pablo Garcia / AFP
Two African migrants on board the Aita M […]

Fears mount over migrants dying ‘out of sight’ in Mediterranean

As the coronavirus dominates headlines, activists fear the Mediterranean is the scene of an overlooked tragedy as more migrants try to cross, Europe closes its ports and rescue ships cease to function
Zwei Marinesoldaten stehen am frühen Morgen vor der aufgehenden Sonne auf dem Bug der «Augsburg» der Deutschen Marine und ziehen gemeinsam an einer Leine, die an einem Poller am Marinehafen befestigt war. Die Fregatte «Augsburg» lief damals zur Operation «Sophia» aus. Nach dem Libyen-Gipfel erwägt die EU eine Wiederbelebung ihrer Militärmission vor der Küste des Bürgerkriegslandes. (zu dpa «EU erwägt Wiederbelebung von Marineoperation vor libyscher Küste»)
Zwei Marinesoldaten stehen am frühen Mo […]

EU’s Borrell seeks revival of Sophia naval mission off Libyan coast

Foreign ministersof the EU met to discuss the bloc's role in implementing a peace process for Libya, with several invoking the option of relaunching a naval mission.
(L-R) Luigi Di Maio, Italian Foreign Minister, Heiko Maas, German Foreign Minister, Jean-Yves Le Drian, French Foreign Minister, Josep Borrell, High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Dominic Raab, UK Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs attend the four top EU foreign officials roundtable on Libya and Iran as tensions escalate on both those fronts. Photo: Christos Dogas/EU Council/dpa
(L-R) Luigi Di Maio, Italian Foreign Min […]

Four EU foreign ministers in Brussels for Middle East crisis talks

Europe's top diplomats are meeting up to look for solutions regarding the current conflicts taking place in the Middle East, whether it was the situation in Libya or Iraq and Iran.
Some of the migrants who were stuck on a ship since their rescue in the Mediterranean 10 days ago disembark in Valletta, Malta on April 13, 2019 after four European countries agreed to take them in. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli / AFP
Some of the migrants who were stuck on a […]

EU powers push for uptake of migrant relocation pilot scheme

EU powers France, Germany and Italy, along with smaller member Malta, will on Tuesday seek to rally the rest of the bloc to a joint scheme to distribute migrants saved at sea
A crew member of the Ocean Viking, jointly run by French NGOs SOS Mediterranee and Medecins sans Frontieres (MSF), pictured near the vessel during preparations in Marseille harbour on August 4, 201 before departure for a search and rescue mission off Libya.
A crew member of the Ocean Viking, joint […]

Rescue trauma haunts Mediterranean migrant rescuers

From one operation to the next, it's not the migrants who are saved but the ones they can do nothing to help that leave the worst mental scars on the Mediterranean's rescue crews
Crew members wave as the rescue ship Aquarius, chartered by French aid group SOS Mediterranee and Doctors Without Borders (MSF), leaves the harbour in Marseille, southeastern France, on August 1, 2018, after docking for maintenance. Photo: Boris Horvat / AFP
Crew members wave as the rescue ship Aqu […]

EU faces fresh standoff over Aquarius migrant boat

European countries face pressure to resolve a new standoff with operators of the migrant rescue ship Aquarius which is stranded for a second time in the Mediterranean carrying 141 people.
Migrants wait to be rescued by the Aquarius rescue ship run by non-governmental organisations (NGO) "SOS Mediterranee" and "Medecins Sans Frontieres" (Doctors Without Borders) in the Mediterranean Sea, 30 nautic miles from the Libyan coast, on August 2, 2017. Photo: Angelos Tzortzinis / AFP
Migrants wait to be rescued by the Aquar […]

‘10,000 refugees’ to be relocated from Libya to EU in 2018

Up to 10,000 people stranded in refugee camps and detention centres in Libya could be relocated to Europe in 2018, the Italian government has said.
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