The Libyan military headquarter in Tripoli published a photo of training inititive of the so called Libyan coastgard, financed by Italy and the EU. On the photo, there is „Biji“ (Abdurahman al-Milad) as one of the chiefs, listed under U.N. sanction measures and wanted by Interpol.
The Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime published in April 2021 the informal arrangement between U.N., EU, GNA and militias chiefs: The sanctions would remain without result if the criminal militias act in the future „on land“, creating diffulties for the refugees to escape to Europe.
The timing of the operation may lie in the pandemic’s impact on the economy and migration patterns in sub-Saharan Africa. While COVID-19 may have increased the desire to migrate, it also brought decreasing resources to do so and additional fears. Thus, sea departures to Europe of sub-Saharan Africans declined even as sea departures of North Africans increased. With the flow of sub-Saharan Africans diminished—the main victims of the detention centers and enslavement—the thousands detained in Gargaresh will allow militias to extort more funds, forced labor, and forced prostitution.
The Twitter chanel of the protesters. They publish regular updates about their impressive mobilisation.
NOW is the time for the international community to act.
On 31.10.2021, a delegation of the refugees protest camp met the UNHCR-LIBYA Chief of Mission Mr Jean Paul Cavalieri and his deputy Jamal. The meeting protocol is an important written document of informations, accusations and demands of the refugees. Full transcription!
Zum ersten Mal entsteht 2021 im Magreb eine größere Selbstorganisation von Geflüchteten: In Gargaresh bei Tripolis. Nach einer mörderischen Razzia und Massenverhaftungen brachen Tausende Geflüchtete aus und ließen sich zu einem Protestcamp vor dem UNHCR Tripolis nieder. In Zusammenarbeit mit dem offenen Web-Kanal der Flüchtlinge in Tripolis, mit Mediterranea und dem Alarmphone berichtet FFM ab November 2021 aus dem Protestcamp und über die Flüchtlingssituation in Libyen. Die Flüchtlinge fordern ihre sofortige Evakuierung.
Ancora due naufragi e sono nove nell’ultimo mese e mezzo. E questa volta con un numero enorme di vittime confermato dall’Oim e da Medici senza frontiere.
The Turkish Defense Ministry said Tuesday it had started coast guard training for Libyan military personnel as part of the MoU between Ankara and Tripoli.
‚We are tired of telling shipwreck survivors and victims of torture in Libya that there is nothing we can do for them. We are tired of seeing people losing their lives at sea, and of seeing that nobody cares. We