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International agreement to carry out emergency evacuations of migrants and UNHCR sets up onground centers to facilitate deportations out of Libya

An agreement for the emergency evacuation of migrants in Libya was reached at the African Union-European Union summit in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. The agreement was discussed in the presence of the European Union, the African Union, and the United Nations. Nine countries present agreed to undertake the initiative – Libya, …

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Hundreds feared dead in migrant shipwreck off Libya

(Republished from the Guardian) Hundreds of people are feared to have drowned in the southern Mediterranean last week, in what would be the deadliest migrant shipwreck in months. A repurposed fishing boat overloaded by smugglers with up to 500 Africans hoping to reach Italy from eastern Libya sunk as passengers …

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