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presstv-italy threatens to send stranded refugees ‘back to libya’




italy's far-right interior minister threatened sunday to send "back to libya" nearly 180 people stranded for three days on an italian coastguard ship if the eu did not step in to resolve another refugee row with malta.the 177 people have been sat off the coast of the italian island of lampedusa sinc...



presstv-‘eu to accept 10,000 refugees from libya’




italian authorities have indicated that some 10,000 refugees now stranded in libya would be admitted to europe in 2018 as part of efforts by the european union to save asylum seekers living in inhuman conditions in the north african country.italian interior minister marco minniti said in an intervie...



presstv-libya picks up 900 refugees in mediterranean




libya says it has intercepted over 900 refugees bound for europe off the western city of sabratha.according to col. ayoub qassim, the libyan navy spokesman, coastguard unites caught 906 refugees, including 92 women and 25 children, in an operation conducted in the mediterranean sea some seven kilo...



presstv-177 refugees refused authorization to disembark in italy




the 177 refugees aboard the diciotti rescue ship who arrived in the sicilian seaport of catania still remain on board as they have not received official authorization to disembark.according to local media, italian interior minister matteo salvini is refusing to authorize their arrival until italy re...



presstv-1,500 refugees died in mediterranean this year: un




the united nations migration agency says at least 1,500 refugees have lost their lives in the mediterranean since the start of this year, particularly along the perilous route between crisis-hit libya and italy.“despite incredibly low numbers arriving to italy, the per capita death or the rate of ...



presstv-the west & the refugee crisis




libya's red crescent has said that 74 bodies of refugees have washed ashore in the western city of zawiya on the mediterranean sea. yet very little is being done by the west to solve the refugee crisis.  migrant deaths have risen to record levels along the libya-italy smuggling route across the me...



presstv-5,000 refugees rescued in 48 hours off libya




some 5,000 refugees bound for italy have been rescued in waters off the coast of libya between thursday and saturday morning by italian and libyan coastguards, statements from both countries say.around 2,900 people were rescued thursday, 2,300 of whom were found in international waters and taken to ...



presstv-refugees rejected by italy tortured, raped: un




african refugees who were rejected by italy last week said they had been held by smugglers for up to two years in libya and many had been beaten, tortured and raped, the un migration agency said on tuesday.the 190 refugees, mainly eritreans and somalis, were rescued in the mediterranean on the 15th ...



presstv-eu wrong in blocking refugee from libya




oxfam, an international group of charities, has called on the european union to stop pursuing a policy of preventing refugees from leaving libya by sea to reach europe, saying that has exposed people to huge risks of abuse, torture and rape in the lawless north african country.“people must come fi...



presstv-italy, malta close ports; leave 600 refugees in limbo at sea




hundreds of refugees remain stranded in a humanitarian ship at sea after both italy and malta refused to open their ports to the vessel and engaged, instead, in a diplomatic spat over the issue.italy’s new interior minister and leader of the far-right league party, matteo salvini closed italian po...



presstv-‘23 refugees killed in libya truck crash’




a truck carrying undocumented asylum seekers in libya has crashed, leaving at least 23 of them dead and around 100 others injured.more than 300 asylum seekers, most of them eritrean and somali nationals, had been crammed onto the vehicle when it overturned near the town of bani walid, said a hospita...



presstv-‘italy records lower refugee arrivals via libya’




the united nations refugee agency, unhcr, has released its latest report on the flow of refugees to europe over the mediterranean, saying a deal between the european union and libya in july has caused a significant drop in the number of arrivals in italy.“over the past three months, 21,666 refugee...



presstv-italy seeks to relocate 450 refugees to other eu states




italy seeks to relocate 450 refugees waiting off its shores to other countries of the european union as rome struggles to stick with its policy of banning humanitarian rescue ships from docking at its ports.reports on saturday suggested that italian prime minister giuseppe conte was trying to find c...



presstv-90 refugees, mostly pakistanis, feared dead off libya




an estimated 90 refugees are feared to have drowned off the coast of libya after a smuggler's boat capsized early on friday, leaving three known survivors and 10 bodies washed up on shore, the international organization for migration (iom) said.survivors told aid workers that most of the refugees on...



presstv-‘libya gang war kills 22, injures 100 refugees’




twenty two african refugees have reportedly been killed and over 100 others injured in recent fighting between rival people-smuggling gangs in libya.the figures were released on tuesday by the spokesman for the international organization for migration (iom), joel millman, who said that the victims ...



presstv-iom to fly 10,000 refugees out of libya




up to 10,000 refugees stranded in libya will be flown back to their home countries this year, but the returns can only play a limited role in tackling migrant flows toward europe, the head of the un migration agency's libyan office said. the international organization for migration (iom) program is ...



presstv-italy stops own ship transporting refugees




italian authorities have refused to take in refugees on board an italian ship, sending a strong signal to allies in the european union that the new populist government in rome is determined to force a change in the eu refugee policy.an italian interior ministry source said tuesday that authorities ...



presstv-un says smugglers have killed 12 refugees in libya




the un refugee agency (unhcr) says people smugglers shot dead more than 12 refugees who were attempting to flee a camp in libya last week.the incident, previously reported by doctors without borders (msf) and local sources, took place in the town of bani walid, south of tripoli, on may 23."human t...



presstv-31 dead as refugee boat sinks off libya




at least 31 refugees have died after their europe-bound boat capsized off libya’s western coast, libyan coastguard officials say.the flimsy boat overturned on saturday and the libyan coastguard brought some 200 survivors back to port in the libyan capital tripoli.the volatile north african nation,...



presstv-un rights chief slams plight of refugees in libya




max civillipress tv, rome the united nations human rights commission has slammed the european union’s support for the libyan coast guard in intercepting and returning refugees to libya. the commission says the policy leads to the arbitrary and indefinite detention of refugees in inhuman conditio...



presstv-hrw raps europe's forced return of refugees to libya




an international rights group has criticized european authorities for sending refugees trying to reach the continent back to libya. executive director of human rights watch (hrw) kenneth roth on thursday lashed out at a brussels-backed deal that helps libya block refugees from trying to reach ...



presstv-30 more feared dead off libya coast




as many as 30 people were trampled or drowned after a recent shipwreck involving refugees off the coast of libya in the mediterranean.in interviews carried out on tuesday in pozzallo, italy, rescued refugees said that between 20 and 30 were either drowned or were trampled during the panic that follo...



over 1,000 refugees evacuated out of libya by unhcr [en/ar] - libya




since november, unhcr, the un refugee agency, has evacuated over 1,000 highly vulnerable refugees out of libya and is looking for durable solutions for them in third countries. on tuesday, a flight departed from tripoli bound for, niamey, niger, carrying 128 refugees and on wednesday, a second plane...



unhcr: first evacuation of 162 vulnerable refugees from libya to italy - italy




unhcr, the un refugee agency, announced today the evacuation of 162 highly vulnerable refugees from libya to italy, including unaccompanied children and women who had been held captive for extended periods of time.“for the first time, we have been able to evacuate vulnerable refugees straight from...



presstv-eight refugees die as boat sinks off libya




at least eight refugees have drowned when their europe-bound boat sank off libya's coast, a coastguard official says.the eight bodies were on an inflatable craft that can carry up to 120 passengers, said colonel fathi al-rayani, head of the coastguard in garabulli, 60 kilometers east of tripoli.he e...