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Border Security

EU abetting migrant rights violations in Libya – AI

Libya violating migrants rights - claimEuropean governments are “complicit” in grave human rights violations in Libya through their support for authorities there that often work with people smugglers and torture refugees and migrants, Amnesty International said.

Social media asked to control platforms used to lure African migrants

Social media and migrant smugglingThe UN migration agency wants social media giants to make it harder for people smugglers to use their platforms to lure West African migrants to Libya where they face detention, torture, slavery or death.

Joint operations room for migrant smuggling on the way

Ops room to control migrant smugglingLibya’s UN-backed government agreed with Italy to establish a joint operations room to tackle migrant smugglers and traffickers as part of efforts to curb migrant flows towards Europe, according to a statement.

Libyan migrant sale could be crime against humanity

Migrant sales in LibyaThe sale of migrants into slavery in Libya may amount to crimes against humanity, the United Nations Security Council said, voicing “grave concern” after footage appearing to show Africans being auctioned there sparked global outrage.

Increase in migrant repatriation from Libya

Migrant repatriation from Libya increasingThe United Nations migration agency is stepping up the rate at which it flies migrants home from Libya, aiming to evacuate up to 15,000 this month.

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