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Holland Gives 1M Euros to IOM to Help Fund Refugee Project

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) Close to 1 million Euros were donated by the Dutch government to fund the Supporting Humanitarian Repatriation and Reintegration of Vulnerable Migrants out of Libya, a 12-month project run by the UN’s International Organization of Migration (IOM). The purpose behind the IOM’s project is to …

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40 Refugee Boats Rescued in One Day

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) Over 5,650 refugees were rescued in the Mediterranean by the Italian coast guard on Monday in one of its largest rescue missions to date. The refugees were making the journey across the Mediterranean from Libya to Italy in about 40 boats. A spokeswoman said one …

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Libyan Patrols Turn Back Thousands of Refugees

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) Within the last two days, 1,425 refugees crossing the Mediterranean to Europe were stopped by Libyan patrols, said naval spokesperson Ayoub Qassem on Friday. Qassem said that close to 1050 refugees were found on seven boats and were all sent back on Wednesday. Many of …

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6,500 Refugees Rescued

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) On Tuesday, the Italian coastguard said that close to 3,000 migrants and refugees were saved in 30 different rescue missions in the Strait of Sicily on Tuesday. In the last two days, close to 10,000 lives were saved by rescue missions on the Mediterranean Sea. …

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Over 200 Nigerians Deported from Libya

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) The Libyan unity government (GNA) along with the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and the Nigerian embassy in Libya, have deported 220 Nigerians back to their country. A chartered airplane took the deported Nigerians, who were gathered from various locations in Libya, to the Murtala …

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