The proposal for a military intervention in Libya to deal with migration is a "wicked option" that would worsen the situation of a war-torn country, and have adverse consequences on the conditions of migrants themselves, an Italian legal think tank on migration has warned. [caption id="attachment_2038" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] MOAS rescue...

Both Libya's governments reacted negatively to news that the EU would be launching its planned anti-people-smuggling operation off Libya, with the country’s Air Force threatening to shoot EU vessels trespassing territorial waters. [caption id="attachment_2005" align="aligncenter" width="960"] Migrants intercepted by the Misurata Coastguard[/caption] “Any vessel found in Libyan...

Migrants in Libya's detention centres are often left to languish behind bars until they can make the money to "buy" their freedom through smugglers, a new damning report says. [caption id="attachment_1917" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Photo: MOAS.EU/Jason Florio - all rights reserved[/caption] "Migrants are detained for indefinite periods of time and...

Two more privately-fundeded rescue vessels will be joining the effort on the central Mediterranean route towards mid-June, one by the international NGO Médecins Sans Frontiéres (MSF) and the other by the Norwegian Society for Search and Rescue (NSSR). The Barcelona branch of MSF confirmed to Migrant Report it will be launching the Dignity 1,...

Not a single smuggler has been arrested over the past years in Zuwara, the place touted to be Libya’s most prolific sending site for migrants wanting to cross to Europe. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfz6kQEXHwA[/embed] Whenever the question is put to law enforcement officials here, the answer always shifts the focus on the...