Libya
The head of the UN refugee agency called it 'the worst Mediterranean tragedy of this year', (Representational image | Photo: AFP) Refugee boats from Libya capsize in the Mediterranean, nearly 150 feared dead

The tragedy, the biggest of its kind this year, has intensified the UN refugee agency’s calls to open safe pathways for refugees who otherwise take perilous journeys to escape poverty and war.

82 refugees missing after boat capsizes in the Mediterranean 82 refugees missing after boat capsizes in the Mediterranean

The people on the boat had set off from Zuwara in Libya towards Europe in an inflatable boat, which sank nine miles away from the Tunisian port town of Zarzis.

ATW-ep-34 Around the World in 8 Minutes: Episode 34

In this episode, we begin with a tribute to comrade Abhimanyu, a young activist of the left-wing Students Federation of India, and a student of Maharaja’s College in Kerala, who was martyred on July 2, 2018.

At least 44 killed in an attack on a migrant detention center in Libya

Migrants have become the latest victims in the proxy wars between global and regional powers

Migrant boat tragedy More than 30 Bangladeshi migrants drown after migrant boat capsizes in the Mediterranean

According to reports, around 60 people ended up dead or missing among the 75 people on the boat that was headed to Italy from a northern Libyan port

Libya marks a shift in power in the Arab world

Political analyst Aijaz Ahmad and Newsclick’s Prabir Purkaystha talk about the developing situation in Libya.

Libya refugee detention center Report chronicles killings and sexual violence in EU-funded Libyan refugee detention centers

The Women’s Refugee Commission report details the atrocities faced by refugees in camps in Libya, and the brutality of the Libyan Coast Guard, both of which have been financed by the European Union in an attempt to prevent the inflow of refugees

Grim future awaits refugees forcibly disembarked from boat in Libya

Using tear gas and rubber bullets, a Libyan coastguard team, on November 7, forced at least 79 refugees and migrants to disembark from a vessel that had rescued them from drowning in international waters.

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