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2018-02-21 N1.6 Billion - Reps Quiz NEMA DG Over Libya Returnees' Fund
[Leadership] Abuja -The House of Representatives committee on emergency and disaster management yesterday demanded that the director general of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Alhaji Mustapha Maihaja account for the N1.6 billion released by the federal government to resettle Libya returnees.

2018-02-20 Somalis Back Home From Libya Slave Market
[East African] Eleven Somali migrants have been repatriated from Libya.

2018-02-19 Strokes Killing Libyans Blocked From Return Home
[CAJ News] Tripoli -THOUSANDS of families are living in deadly conditions after Libyan armed groups and authorities blocked them from returning to their hometown they fled seven years ago.

2018-02-19 Eleven Migrants Evacuated From Libya Arrive in Mogadishu
[Shabelle] The Somali government and the UN refugee agency on Saturday evacuated 11 migrants from Libya who had been held in areas controlled by militia.

2018-02-19 Residents Barred From Returning Home
[HRW] Beirut -Armed groups and civilian authorities in the Libyan coastal city of Misrata are blocking thousands of people from the town of Tawergha from returning to their hometown after seven years of forced displacement, Human Rights Watch said today. Two men have died following strokes since February 1, 2018, in the deteriorating conditions for families stranded in makeshift desert camps that lack adequate health facilities.

2018-02-19 11 Somali Migrants Back Home From Libya
[Nation] Eleven Somali migrants have been repatriated from Libya.

2018-02-17 Migrants in Libya Don't Want to Go Home
[VOA] Somali government efforts to evacuate a large number of Somali migrants from Libya hit a snag after the delegation sent there was unable to persuade migrants to abandon the dangerous sea journey to Europe and instead return to Somalia.

2018-02-18 Somalia Trying to Repatriate 30 More Citizens Stranded in Libya
[Shabelle] The Somali government is working to return to their homeland a large number of Somali migrants who are in Libya.

2018-02-17 A Crisis Deepens in Libya but Where Are the Cameras?
[IPS] United Nations -Perhaps no major political or humanitarian disaster is as overlooked as the ongoing crisis in Libya. For example, although the New York Times in September 2017 published a total of seven articles mentioning Libya, only one of them touched on the violence ripping it apart. Even the Times' gesture merely highlighted the latest permutation of the US government's foreign military decisions.

2018-02-16 Seven Years After Its Revolution, Libya Is Losing Its Journalists
[RSF] The crisis for press freedom in Libya has reached an unprecedented level seven years after the country's revolution. The open conflict between two rival governments has made journalism extremely dangerous. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the impunity for violence against journalists, who continue to flee abroad.

2018-02-16 Official Says Truck Overturns, Kills 19 Migrants
[Shabelle] A Libyan official says at least 19 illegal migrants have been killed in a truck crash near the town of Bani Walid, about 180 kilometers (112 miles) southeast of Tripoli.

2018-02-14 Libyan Higher Council of State Calls On Eastern Parliament to Amend Political Agreement
[Focac] Tripoli -The Tripoli-based Libyan Higher Council of State on Tuesday called on the eastern-based House of Representatives (parliament) to amend the political agreement sponsored by the United Nations (UN) in preparation for a constitutional referendum and elections.

2018-02-13 136 Nigerians Evacuated From Libya Arrive Port Harcourt
[Premium Times] The fifth batch of 136 Nigerian returnees from Libya arrived Port Harcourt International Airport in the early hours of Tuesday, Martins Ejike, South-South Zonal Coordinator, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), has said.

2018-02-12 Rebels Block Libyan Refugees' Return Home
[CAJ News] Tripoli -ARMED groups have blocked thousands of refugees from returning to their communities in the crisis-torn Libya.

2018-02-11 Apostle Suleman's Mission to Deter Libya-Bound Young Nigerians
[This Day] Most of the critics of the modern day pastors have premised their concerns on the observations that these faith leaders tend to focus more on self than others.

2018-02-07 One Migrant's Brutal Odyssey Through Libya
[IPS] Thirty-year-old Nazir Mohammed sits on one of the two sofas in his single room in Kwame Danso, a small town about 290 kilometres north of Ghana's capital Accra, reflecting on life back in Libya.

2018-02-07 Over 80 Minors Killed in Spiralling Violence
[CAJ News] Tripoli -AT least 83 children have been killed since the beginning of the year during conflicts and violence characterizing North African and the Middle East.

2018-02-06 Over 600 Refugees Moved From Hostile Libya
[CAJ News] Tripoli -MORE than 600 vulnerable refugees have been evacuated from crisis-torn Libya since the beginning of the year. This follows the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) evacuating some 136 migrants this past weekend. They have been moved to the UNHCR's Emergency Transit Mechanism (ETM) in Niger, Libya's southwestern neighbour. In Niger, their case will be processed to find a durable solution, including resettlement. With this flight, UNHCR has evacuated 674 refugees from Libya. This includes 51

2018-02-05 10 Libyan Returnees Released to Reunite With Families in Akwa Ibom
[This Day] Uyo -Ten Libyan returnees of Akwa Ibom State origin have been released by state government to reunite with their families at the community level.

2018-02-03 Fourth Batch of 465 Libyan Returnees Arrive
[Vanguard] Fourth batch of the Nigerians stranded in Libya yesterday arrived Port Harcourt International Airport, Omuagwa, Rivers State.

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