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UN agency begins assisting thousands of West African migrants to leave Libya

The United Nations migration agency and the Government of Niger welcomed the first 504 people from Libya to Niger, kicking off a voluntary mass evacuation of nearly 4,000 migrants.

Security Council condemns reported slave trade of migrants in Libya

The United Nations Security Council on Thursday condemned the slave trade of African migrants in Libya as “heinous human rights abuses which may also amount to crimes against humanity,” and called on those responsible to be held to account.

UN agency to fly 15,000 migrants home from Libya in wake of reported abuses

The United Nations migration agency plans to fly 15,000 more migrants home from detention centres in Libya before year-end in the wake of shocking reports of rampant migrant abuse and squalid and overcrowded conditions at these facilities across the North African country.

Libya’s planned transit centre would keep migrants from risky Mediterranean crossing – UN agency

The United Nations refugee agency has welcomed the decision by the Libyan authorities to set up a “transit and departure facility” in Tripoli for refugees and migrants in need of international protection – an initiative that offers viable alternatives to their dangerous journeys along the Central Mediterranean route.

UN working to address slavery, abuses against African migrants and refugees, Security Council told

The United Nations is stepping up its work to stop the grave abuses perpetrated against refugees and migrants along the Central Mediterranean routes, including alleged slave trade in Libya, two UN agency chiefs told the Security Council Tuesday.

“Collective responsibility” key to end migrant slavery

World leaders have a “collective responsibility” to stop human trafficking and modern slavery, the UN chief told members of the Security Council on Tuesday.

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UN chief 'horrified' at buying and selling of African migrants in Libya

Expressing horror at news reports and videos showing African migrants in Libya allegedly being sold as slaves, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Monday called on the authorities to urgently investigate the situation and bring the perpetrators to justice.

UN plan for post-conflict transition in Libya makes headway, Security Council told

The political process for a successful post-conflict transition in Libya has made significant headway over the past two months, the United Nations envoy for the North African country said Thursday.

Libya’s detention of migrants ‘is an outrage to humanity,’ says UN human rights chief Zeid

The European Union’s (EU) support for Libya’s Coast Guard which has resulted in thousands of migrants being detained in “horrific” conditions inside Libya is “inhuman,” the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights said on Tuesday.

ICC prosecutor urges handover of Al-Saiqa brigade commander, others wanted for alleged crimes in Libya

The International Criminal Court has issued an arrest warrant for Major Mahmoud MustafaBusayf al-Werfalli, a commander in the Al-Saiqa Brigade accused of murdering 33 people in the context of the ongoing conflict in Libya, ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda told the United Nations Security Council.