Credits: VOA Afrique Several arrest warrants have been issued against more than 200 Libyan and foreign traffickers involved in a vast network of illegal immigration to European shores, the Libyan prosecutor’s office said. “We have 205 arrest warrants against people involved in organizing immigration operations, trafficking in human beings, (cases of) torture, murder […]
Credits: Daily Post The Benin monarch, Oba Ewuare II, on Friday forced the native doctors in Edo state to revoke the curses and oaths placed on the trafficked victims of human trafficking in the state. Many victims of human trafficking are usually made to swear to oaths and some of their body parts collected […]
Credits: Olmo Calvo/AP/SIPA A 14-year-old boy suffing from leukemia and his two older brothers searching for his treatment in Europe were rescued Saturday as they drifted on a dinghy off Libya, announced Proactiva Open Arms. “Three brothers and 200 liters of fuel risked the sea journey to give a chance to the youngest […]
Credits: Alessandro Fucarini / AFP In two years of operations in the Mediterranean, the team of SOS Mediterranean assisted 4,000 women out of 27,000 people rescued. Women that pay a heavy price during these crossings. Among them, many were victims of sexual violence during the journey that brought them to the sea. “Are […]
Credits: Santi Palacios/AP Twenty-one people are feared dead and 72 have been rescued following migrant rescues in the central Mediterranean, the SOS Mediterranee aid group said on Tuesday.The survivors are being taken to the Sicilian port of Pozzallo, the non-governmental organization, which runs a rescue boat with Doctors Without Borders (MSF), said in a […]
Credits: Wikicommons/Pierre-Marie Tricaud Since fighting began on 22 February, heavy and medium weapons have been used during fightings in Sebha, in South-Western Libya. The clashes between Toubous and members of the tribe Ouled Slimane intensified after a precarious calm during the day. The situation remains confused and information from the field are contradictory. Toubous […]
Credits: CNN People smuggler gives chilling warning to undercover CNN reporter Edo State is Nigeria’s trafficking hub and one of Africa’s largest departure points. Each year, tens of thousands of migrants are illegally smuggled from here. They’re refugees fleeing conflict or economic migrants in search of better opportunities in Europe, most having sold […]
Credits: Le Quotidien After the CNN report last November, where migrants were sold as slaves, Nigeria repatriated from Libya many nationals. Obi Chuks Kingsley, who himself endured a martyrdom in the Libyan desert, collected testimonies of some “ghosts” – like him – who have been kidnapped, beaten and sometimes even sold. When I […]
Credits: AP Nearly 450 migrants were rescued on Monday by the Libyan coastguard in two separate operations while drifting off the West coast, the Libyan navy reported on Tuesday. After having been alerted, patrols of the Libyan coast guards, backed by a fishing boat, rescued on Monday “324 illegal migrants, including 35 women […]
Credits: AFP At least 20 migrants were killed and a hundred others injured in a truck accident that was transporting them near Bani Walid, 170 km southeast of Tripoli, the director of the city hospital told AFP. More than 300 migrants, mostly of Eritrean and Somali nationality, were on board when the vehicle […]
Credits: Marie Maurel Their faces are white with the dust of Harmattan. They are serious and taciturn. Youssoufa Yaou and Samaïla Djimraou, respectively 15 and 16 years old, are sons of farmers like 80% of Nigeriens. They have just completed their training at the Integrated Agricultural Training Site (SIFA) in Lokoko in the Dosso […]
Credits: Al Arabiya A group of smugglers have returned some 20 people to Libyan beaches after their boat sank off the coast of Libya last week and detained them in an unknown location, an official at an embassy in Tripoli said on Wednesday. Among the survivors, eight migrants were Pakistanis, one of whom contacted […]
Rescue operation in the Mediterranean: “One of the worst days since the beginning of the mission” Aquarius
Credits: Laurin Schmid/SOS MEDITERRANEE While a song about the birth of a Nigerian migrant’s baby triumphed at “Destination Eurovision”, a “tragic day” was taking place in the Mediterranean. Two women died in a rubber dinghy on Saturday, January 27, off Libya, according to SOS Mediterranean and Doctors Without Borders, who conducted a rescue operation […]
Credits: InfoMigrants A video showing Sudanese migrants being tortured by Libyans was published this weekend on social networks. These violent images support the allegations of torture that have been made for months by migrants in Libya. The images are difficult to watch as they are of incredible violence. After the outrage aroused in […]
Credits: RFI/Claire Bargeles In The Gambia, a group of former migrants repatriated from Libya last year decided to take action against the mass departure of young people from the country. They set up an association to share their experiences and discourage candidates from the routes of irregular migration to Italy. And to reach young […]
Credit: InfoMigrants I left Nigeria because I had no future there and the situation was very difficult. The idea was to leave to be able to send money to my family who remained in the country. I met a woman who said she wanted to help me come to France under the payment of […]
Credits: Guillaume Pinon / Nurphoto / AFP Around 1,400 migrant were rescued in the Mediterranean Sea onTuesday 16 January, as reported by the Italian Coast Guard. Some boats belonging to the coastguard , the financial police, the EU Sophia mission to fight human trafficking at sea and the Spanish NGO Proactiva conducted 11 separate […]
Credits: The Guardian Nigeria Nigerian actress and movie producer Stephanie Linus has recently arrived Italy to give support to Nigerian youths rescued from the clutches of human traffickers while trying to migrate to Europe via Libya. The UNFPA ambassador has also raised her voice against the high sex trafficking of Nigerian women and girls […]
Credits: Capital Campus Nigerian Businessman, Mogul Tony Elumelu created a self-titled foundation with an aim to empower Africa’s best and brightest entrepreneurs. Speaking about what lead to the creation of the foundation, Elumelu is quoted saying, ” As an entrepreneur myself, I understand what it feels like to yearn for a lifeline, to hope […]
Credits: RFI The Libyan navy announced on Tuesday, 9 January 2018 that, based on the story of survivors, between 90 and 100 migrants had disappeared in the Mediterranean following the sinking of their boat. Between 90 and 100 migrants have disappeared in the Mediterranean after the sinking of their boat off the coast […]
Credits: AFP Up to sixty-four African migrants have died when the overcrowded rubber dinghy they had left Libya with sank in the Mediterranean, authorities said on Monday. The Italian Coast Guard managed to rescue eighty-six passengers from the boat after it began to deflate on Saturday morning, according to an official of the […]
Credits: Le360 Ashraf Sidrawi, on his new channel on YouTube, launched his latest video “Rani Ghadi”, the song that deals with the problem of irregular migration. Read more: Le360
Koné Amara 28 years old, Ivory Coast “Today, I have a clearer vision of the future” Koné Amara, a 28-year-old Ivorian from Aboisso, came to Tunisia in November 2016 to try to reach Europe. “A friend of mine in Ivory Coast put me in touch with an Ivorian based in Tunis. She told […]
Credits: RFI The Grand reportage of RFI today takes us in the footsteps of the victims of human trafficking in Africa, the so-called “migrants” who lived through hell in Libya as they tried to reach Europe. We chose to give the floor to those who managed to leave the country. “Libya, words of survivors” […]
Credits: Africanews More than 250 migrants were rescued in the central Mediterranean, off the coast of Libya, during the night between Monday and Tuesday, Italy’s Coast Guard said. The non-governmental organisation Proactiva Open Arms picked up a rubber dinghy carrying 134 people, including seven children, on Monday night. They were to be transferred […]
Credits: Le Monde After the CNN viral video showing slave markets in Libya, many African heads of state have blamed those countries, denouncing racism and crimes against their “brothers”. But if Libyans do indeed benefit from the smuggling of migrants, those returning from hell are also the prey of sub-Saharan mafia groups on the spot, […]
Credits: CNN They seemed like any other young couple in love, proudly showing off their baby. But theirs is no ordinary love story. Love has blossomed in the most unusual but uplifting circumstances for Nigerian migrants Mabel Emmanuel, 27, and Henry Stevens, 28, who met after she was kidnapped in Libya during an attempt […]
Credits: Xalimanews The Government of Senegal, through the National Committee for the Management of Refugees, Returnees and Displaced Persons (CNRRPD), is organizing on Monday, December 4, 2017 at 9:15 pm, the reception and assistance of 170 Senegalese migrants from Libya through a charter flight. The reception will take place at the pilgrim’s hangar at […]
Credits: CNN It was just two weeks ago. On November 14, CNN broadcast published a shocking report shot in Libya. Refugees and migrants were sold as slaves for a bunch of money. The video sparked a wave of indignation to the highest level, even up to Emmanuel Macron who called these acts a “crime […]
Credits: Le Monde A video, published on November 17, shows the conditions of Moroccan migrants in an overcrowded prison in Zuwarah (Libya) near the Tunisian border. About thirty men are crammed in the same room without windows. There is no official figure on the number of Moroccan migrants held captive in Libya. “Algerians, […]
Credits: Reuters There are many questions about the identity of those behind the sale of migrants into slavery in Libya, following the “CNN” video reporting on the situation of immigrants in this country. The video showed immigrants for sale in public auction and caused a lot of resentment in African and international circles. […]
Credits: CNN Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba used a triumphant performance for the English Premier League club to highlight the issue of migrants sold into slavery in Libya, after an exclusive CNN investigation last week. After scoring the third goal in his side’s 4-1 victory over Newcastle United on Saturday, the 24-year-old celebrated […]
Credits: CNN “Eight hundred,” says the auctioneer. “900 … 1,000 … 1,100 …” Sold. For 1,200 Libyan dinars — the equivalent of $800. Not a used car, a piece of land, or an item of furniture. Not “merchandise” at all, but two human beings. One of the unidentified men being sold in the grainy […]
Credits: Cesare Abbate/ANSA, via AP Earlier this month, the bodies of 26 teenagers were found floating in the Mediterranean Sea. The corpses were sent to Salerno, Italy, where autopsies are being conducted to determine the details of their deaths. The girls were probably victims of sex trafficking, originally picked up in southern Nigeria, held […]
Credits: Independent.ng Nigerian women, totalling 26, whose ages range from 14 to 18 were reportedly found dead recently in a Spanish warship as they tried to cross the Mediterranean Sea. According to British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) that made the disclosure, the deceased might have been sexually abused and murdered. It was reported that following […]
Credits: Djiby Dia At 24, Djiby Dia left everything to try to reach Europe. After a month the journet of the Senegalese stops in a detention center in Libya. Back in his country, the young man tries through his songs to discourage other migrants to leave. The trip from Senegal to Libya lasted […]
Credits: FranceInfo On November 9th,”Complément d’enquête” looks to the trafficking of human beings. That of migrants is booming. The extract is taken from a report in Bani Walid, one of Libyan hubs, 150 kilometers from the coast. Like hundreds of other Africans, this Ivorian man was kidnapped by traffickers. Abducted and beaten with […]
Credits: ICMPD Over the past two years, there have been significant shifts in migratory trends along the main overland and sea routes to the EU: the Central Mediterranean route from Libya; and the Eastern Mediterranean/Western Balkan routes from Turkey. Data from IOM on refugees and migrants using these routes show that the number of people […]
Credits: Al Alam The Italian Coast Guard announced the discovery of the bodies of seven migrants off the Libyan coast as part of several relief operations that allowed the rescue of 900 migrants. Eight rescue operations coordinated by the Italian coast guard rescued migrants who were trying to cross the Mediterranean from Libya […]
Credits: Bachir / Le Monde In the picture, they pose near a beautiful fountain in the heart of a garden. Desiree, Helen and Grace are in Italy and they publicly show it on social networks. These Cameroonian women have lived between two and six years in Algeria, in the same neighborhood. “Almost everyone we knew in the […]
Credits: Francesco Semprini / La Stampa In the humanitarian horror that Libya has become, the migrant detention centre at Abu Salim is by no means the worst. Migrant centres in this country, packed with thousands of people seized on the trafficking routes that criss-cross Libya, have become renowned for forced labour, beatings, torture and rape. […]
Credits: Joe Penny / Reuters The ‘Made in Africa’ is making its great comeback among the priorities of decision-makers in Africa as well as in the African Union’s (AU) Agenda 2063 that aims to transform the continent’s economies to create shared growth, decent jobs and economic opportunities for all. For this reason, it will take more […]
Credits: The Independent “Sometimes they would just come and take you, make you do your work and then go. If you asked for money, you were looking for your death.” Bright, a 29-year-old Nigerian man, laughs bitterly at the thought of challenging the heavily armed Libyan men who forced him to work in the conflict-ridden […]
Credits: Reuters Interview – Migrants are back in Tunisia. More and more of them are moving through Maghreb to Europe. Tunisians, according to IOM, but also Ivorians and especially migrants managed to flee Libya, said the Archbishop of Tunis, Ilario Antoniazzi. According to the International Organization for Migration, the number of illegal departures of […]
Credits: La Libre Fast, efficient, zero cost … Traffickers and human smugglers clearly understood this: the recruitment of victims now passes through Internet and social media. The police and the judicial bodies, who keep tracking of their movements, use the same media as additional investigative tools to detect targeted groups, identify the suspects and intercept […]
Credits: Ashraq Al-Awsat Asharq Al-Awsat is investigating its causes and tracking smuggling routes and their dangers Unemployment, difficult economic conditions and the search for a better life are driving hundreds of young Egyptians into irregular migration through the Libyan desert, risking their lives in the desert. Asharq Al-Awsat, which sought to trace the […]
Credits: Le Quotidien The Italian Cooperation Agency, in partnership with the Directorate of cinematography, has begun to travel around Senegal to raise awareness on the risks of irregular migration among potential migrants. Throughout a 45-day campaign called CinémArena, they will use movies to help young people collecting all information on the dangers and the […]
Crédits: Le DL/Y.G They left Africa to reach Europe with the hope to embrace a better life. We followed these migrants between Italy and France. They crossed the desert. Then the sea. Two deadly routes. But on their way to exile, African migrants never really come out of the hellhole. After a perilous […]
Credits: MaliActu.net At least eight migrants have died as their boat sank after a collision with a Tunisian military ship off the Kerkennah archipelago on Sunday evening, the Ministry of Defence reported on Monday. According to the International Organisation for Migration, this tragedy has occurred as the number of departures from Tunisia to Italy has continued […]
Credits: Maliweb The Radisson Blue Hotel in Bamako has witnessed on Wednesday 20th September the launch of the project “Youth employment creates new opportunities in Mali”. This projects will receive funds for more than 13 billion over a period of four years and it supported by a consortium made up by SNV, ICCO, WASTE (all […]
Credits: In Tarik Sika detention camp, where Khalid Karhi is staying, migrants said there are well-treated. But the conditions are still difficult and most of them want to come back home quickly. / Maryline Dumas Between 800,000 and 1 million migrants are in Libya waiting to cross the Mediterranean Sea to reach Europe. But a […]
Credits: REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi Mamadu Bassir sits eating a breakfast of warm milk and cookies in a migrants shelter in Rome – one of nearly 65,000 lone youngsters who have survived the perilous sea journey from North Africa to Italy in the past four years. His meal finished, the gangly 17-year-old tells the story of his […]
Credits: Migrants walk towards a detention centre near the Libyan coastal town of Garabulli in July 2017 (AFP) The Surman detention centre, home to hundreds of desperate refugees, is nothing more than a concrete block. It sits near a secondary road in western Libya, some 60 kilometres from Tripoli and close to Sabrata and […]
Credits: Leral.net For the Senegalese youth after the route from Mauritania to the Canary Islands, the passage through Libya constitutes the new open breach for migrants wishing to reach Europe. However, this route is not only perilous, but also full of pitfalls and for this reason another hundred migrants perished in the Libyan sea […]
Crédits : Adrien Bouillot / LeMonde They created an e-learning app in Africa. Until now, there is nothing new. They created an e-learning app in Africa that works without Internet connection and not necessarily to be used on a smartphone: Much more interesting! On a continent where the price of Internet connection is exorbitant in […]
“It’s a big risk for a Nigerian to cross that sea,” said Sonia, knowing firsthand. “The sea is bigger than a river. It’s bigger than a bridge. It’s a very big sea.” Sonia survived; she was rescued when her dinghy capsized on the Mediterranean Sea then transferred to a detention centre in Libya for 11 […]
@Picture alliance/dpa/D.Von Trotha Along migrants’ routes, there would be three times as many deaths in the desert as in the Mediterranean. Some fall from trucks, others are abandoned by smugglers. Candidates for immigration cross this region to go to Libya and reach the Mediterranean and then Europe. But on the road, many are abandoned by […]
Crédits : Benedicte Kurzen/Noor pour LeMonde Nigeria: In the north of the country, this old caravan stage, now a megalopolis, is relying on agro-industry to ensure its development. The governor of Kano wants to make his state – and the eponymous city – a small Nigerian laboratory relying on a specific product: the tomato. The […]
Crédits : MAHMUD TURKIA/AFP Two migrants repatriated after many difficult years on the continent have created an association to raise awareness and to demand for more job opportunities. After being stripped of his clothes, beaten, enslaved and finally sent back to Gambia, Karamo Keïta is sure that nobody should live the hell he experienced in […]
Those who survived the punishing journey through the Sahara Desert were forced to dig shallow graves for the four that did not made it. Thirty-six migrants and refugees from across sub-Saharan Africa had been stuffed into the back of a Toyota Hilux by a gang smuggling them to Libya. In the searing heat, several died […]
© AFP/MAHMUD TURKIA In Libya, dozens of migrants are detained by Libyan armed groups in the town of Sabratha, west of Tripoli. These groups are demanding ransoms from families. The process seems to be repeating itself for several months.
AFP The journey through the desert via Chad or Egypt, the anguish and the violence in Libya … Migrants rescued in the Mediterranean have recounted the numerous obstacles they faced along their way. Source: Ladepeche.fr
Some 600 migrants attempting to cross from Morocco to Spain have been rescued in just 24 hours, amid a surge in arrivals on what has become the fastest growing sea route to Europe. The Spanish Coastguard said that most migrants crossing from Morocco used flimsy, inflatable rafts without engines – “toy boats” which were not […]
Photo Anna Surinyach. AP Wednesday and Thursday, smugglers, fearing to be intercepted by the authorities, threw 300 Somalis and Eritreans into the sea off the coast of Yemen in the Gulf of Aden. 3,501 people have already lost their lives in 2017 by fleeing their country according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM). […]
Most African migrants suffer abuse, torture and rape as they cross lawless Libya, Oxfam said on Wednesday as it urged Europe to offer safer routes. Source: Reuters
The Meltwater School of Technology (MEST), considered for many years as the Ghanaian star of incubators for young shoots, is crossing West Africa borders to forge the regional and even continental destiny as well as to identify, train and promote african entrepreneurs. Accra’s technology platform, both a school of IT code and a start-up incubator, […]
IOM Throughout the journey, migrants are often badly treated by smugglers and traffickers. For more information on yesterday’s incident in the sea along the coast of Yemen: Source: International Organization for Migration
Bosla is an information website detailing services made available for you, with a directory of organizations and online referral guide for services provided in Egypt. Source: Bosla Egypt
The Migration Resources Centres offer: Insertion, orientation and information to live in Tunisia; Information and assistance to help you prepare your return and reintegration in your country; A detailed list of contacts of associations offering migrants assistance services. Source: Migration resources centres
Helping farmers to earn money from the moringa culture and transformation is the ambition of Kwami Williams, a young Ghanaian graduate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). “My life experiences are all related to a specific passion: designing and developing entrepreneurial solutions addressing challenges faced by marginalized and poor African people” said the 26-year-old, […]
Elisabeth Delma, a pastor’s wife, wanted to propose to the women who asked for help an alternative to money donations. As a trained weaver, she created in Ouagadougou, 40 years ago, a center for designing traditional Burkina Faso cloths, the Faso Danfani. Today, 63 years old, Elisabeth Delma trained no less than 200 women in […]
Photo: Washington Post Libya, the biggest jumping-off point for migrants trying to reach Europe, is now home to a thriving trade in humans. Unable to pay exorbitant smuggling fees or swindled by traffickers, some of the world’s most desperate people are being held as slaves, tortured or forced into prostitution. Source: read the complete report […]
Libya’s coastguard in two separate operations on Monday rescued at least 278 migrants as they tried to reach Europe, naval officials said.
Twenty-three west African migrants, including a seven-year-old girl, were found alive after being abandoned in the depths of the Sahara
Many Africans are leaving the United States and other Western countries and returning to their respective countries.
On the route that leaves from Northern Morocco to Spain the number of arrivals have more than doubled since the beginning of the year.
IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reported that they helped 98,403 migrants return home voluntarily in 2016.
Woelab in Lome, Togo. Wecycle, in Lagos, Nigeria. RLabs in Cape Town, South Africa. Three initiatives of three african young people, who chhosed to stay and resolve the problems of their society. Source: Aljazzera doc: Innovative Africa
Made in 2014 “Crossroads” is a multimedia project (http://www.egypt.iom.int/crossroads/) and documentary film designed to explore experiences of migrants moving in mixed and complex flows to, from and through Egypt, displaying the broad spectrum of diverse migration realities. The 30 minute documentary film presents the stories of six migrants.The project is a product of MMTF-NOAH, the Mixed […]
Libya, the biggest jumping-off point for migrants trying to reach Europe, is now home to a thriving trade in humans.
The press review the presentation of the short movie “Granma”, directed by Daniele Gaglianone and Alfie Nze and produced in the framework of the Aware Migrants Information Campaign.
4 July 2017, in Rome, presentation of the short film produced in the framework of the Aware Migrants Information Campaign, “Granma”.
During a crisis: war, riots, natural disaster… migrants have more difficulties and may have different needs compared to other affected populations. A video by The Migrants in Countries in Crisis (MICIC) Initiative:
Melilla port authorities have announced that they will invest over half a million euros to raise the height of a fence separating Spanish enclaves from Morocco.
The Italian press reported the shocking story of 12 minors saved last week by the Aquarius vessel of MSF-sea and arriving at the Italian port of Pozzallo.
The Migrant Project provide facts and current news on migration in multiple languages that is easily understandable and accessible to migrants.
52 migrants were found dead in the desert near Séguédine in east-central Niger.
an Italian journalist, tells us of an African continent that, despite the difficulties, is looking for innovative solutions to meet the challenges of the third millennium.
In early June, a Somali journalist was able to record a video call with Somali and Ethiopian migrants held by smugglers in Libya.
Spain’s maritime rescue service has recovered the bodies of five migrants who died attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea in a small boat.
The Head of IOM in West Africa speaks about the situation in Gambia and its effects on migration. There is hope in the country, but there is need for better prospects at home.
Troops in northern Niger have rescued 92 migrants who were on the brink of death in the Sahara Desert, an army statement has said.
People smuggling in Africa is a major criminal operation that collects billions of euros every year from desperate people.
The total number of irregular migrants in the first four months of 2017 fell 84% from the same period of last year to almost 47 000, even though Italy continued to see numbers higher than a year ago.
Joel Mwale is a young creattive entrepreneur from Kenya at 16 he started his first company producing and bottling low-cost purified drinking water. After that he created an education platform based on social media.
West african migrants are exposed to dangers, threats, racket and other difficulties even before crossing the desert to North Africa, according to a research of the 4Mi.
©Photo: Laura Dean for the Globe&Mail African migrants often depend on women and families to make their journeys possible – and as more die in the sea crossings, many question whether sending breadwinners to Europe is worth risking their lives. Senegal is consistently among the top-10 countries of origin of migrants arriving in Italy, despite the fact that, […]
The future of Africa’s youth does not lie in migration to Europe, but in a prosperous Africa, the President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, has said.
The bodies of two candidates for irregular migration have been recovered by elements of the Coast Guard on a rocky beach of Annaba, in Algeria.
©Photo by Potuguese Air Force Tuesday, May 23th a Portuguese aircraft deployed by Frontex off the Spanish coast spotted a rubber boat with 37 migrants.