Three NGOs halt Mediterranean migrant rescues after Libyan hostility

MSF, Save the Children and Germany’s Sea Eye suspend operations after repeated clashes with Libyan coastguard vessels Jon Henley in London and Angela Giuffrida in Rome Three NGOs have suspended migrant rescues in the Mediterranean because of the increasingly hostile stance of the Libyan authorities and coastguard. Save the Children and Germany’s Sea Eye have joined Médecins sans Frontières […]

Libya navy bars foreign ships from migrant 'search and rescue' zone

The Libyan navy on Thursday ordered foreign vessels to stay out of a coastal “search and rescue zone” for migrants headed for Europe, a measure it said targeted NGOs. Six years since a revolution that toppled longtime dictator Moamer Kadhafi, Libya has become a key departure point for migrants risking their lives to cross the […]