Escalating Violence in Libya Sends Migrants Fleeing for Europe
|01/14/2020||Posted by BusinessMediaguide.Com under General World News||
The International Organization for Migration says most of the more than 1,000 migrants who fled escalating violence and deteriorating humanitarian conditions in Libya over the past two weeks have returned to Libyan shores and been sent to abusive detention centers.
The International Organization for Migration says heavy fighting in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, between government forces and those loyal to rebel leader Khalifa Haftar prompted the sudden exodus.
IOM spokeswoman Safa Msehli says most of the migrants fleeing across the Mediterranean toward Italy are from west and central Africa. She says 136 women and 85 children are among those intercepted at sea read more >>>