After Erdogan pledged military support to Tripoli, how might Europe respond? | Euronews answers
While the military mission called Eunavfor Med - Operation Sophia (ENFM) is in charge of training and evaluating LCG, its staff is not permitted to set foot in the country due to security conditions.
In February 2019, the Libyan government revealed that there were 23 detention centres operating in Libya, holding over 5,000 asylum seekers. While they are officially run by the government, in reality it is Libya’s complex patchwork of militias that are in control.
Euronews has been able to speak under the condition of anonymity with a former Libyan UNHCR staffer who has been working in Tripoli.
The UN agency has been accused of being a “fig leaf” for the policy of externalisation of EU borders; critics argue that UNHCR action is Libya is uneffective. We asked migrants held in detention centres their opinion.
Euronews has undertaken an investigation into the UNHCR's operation in Libya, where tens of thousands of migrants live in detainment camps, hoping to make it to Europe.
A Sudanese man was killed by a bullet would, the International Organization of Migration said.
UN demands action on refugees after 40 killed in Libyan shipwreck.
"Ocean Viking", operated by Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and SOS Méditerranée, is stranded off the coast of Libya with around 356 migrants.
Around 150 African refugees and migrants perished off the Libyan coast on Thursday, in their apparent attempt to reach Europe.
Most of the survivors of the worst Mediterranean shipwreck so far this year have been transferred to a Libyan detention centre that was hit by a deadly airstrike this month, according to the UN refugee agency.
More than 100 migrants are missing and feared drowned after a wooden boat capsized off the coast of Libya.
The ship from the Mediterranea NGO docked in Lampedusa "out of necessity" on Saturday afternoon. Another rescue ship, the Alan Kurdi, from the German NGO Sea-Eye, carrying 65 migrants is currently waiting in international waters off the Italian island to dock.
Euronews takes a look at why the UN Security Council failed to condemn a recent attack on a migrant centre in northwest Libya, and the background players supporting the country's national army chief.
At least 40 people were killed after an air strike hit a migrant detention centre in an eastern suburb of Tripoli.
Forces loyal to eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar said they destroyed a Turkish
drone parked at Tripoli's only working airport on Sunday, halting civilian flights as tensions between Ankara and the eastern administration mounted.
As part of a Euronews special, Anelise Borges travels to Libya to meet with those who are desperate to escape the war-torn country,
When the internationally-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) was formed in Libya in December 2015, it was facing an enormous amount of work to restore the country’s social fabric and rebuild its devastated economic structures.
It isn’t hard to see why Ghassan Salamé accused the global community of lacking the ‘moral motivation’ to end the Libyan civil war. After all, his comments followed Emmanuel Macron’s meeting with Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, a warlord and dictator-in-the-making.
Fayez al Sarraj, Prime minister of Libya's United Nations-backed Government of National Accord, has told Euronews that "foreign interference" since the fall of General Muammar al-Gaddafi eight years ago had damaged the country and prolonged its crises.
"I mean when you mother dies in your hands... you lose it," Reyad El Hami, a resident of Tripoli, told Euronews' Anelise Borges.
"Anyone who dies here, Macron is responsible," the leader of a Libyan militia fighting for the UN-backed Government of National Accord told Euronews.
"They are criminal gangs, ideological groups, thugs and outlaws," al-Serraj told Euronews in exclusive interview
Putting unstable Libya in charge of managing Europe-seeking migrants is like "a sick doctor being asked to treat patients".
Migrants and refugees caught in the Mediterranean are brought back to Libya and kept in detention centres where they are particularly vulnerable.
At least 15 fighters under the command of strongman Khalifa Haftar were killed in clashes with forces linked to the UN-recognised government.