Algeria has decided to deport more Nigerien migrants. The Italian parliament has approved a naval mission off the Libyan coast and Human Rights Watch says Spain is violating the rights of migrants.
Algeria takes measures to deport Nigerian migrants: Algeria has resumed its deportations of migrants from Niger. Migrants from Niger as well as Mali, Burkina Faso and other sub-Saharan nations are looking to use Algeria as a transit country towards Europe. Click here to read more
Italian parliament OKs Libya mission, reconnaisance starts: The Italian Parliament has approved a naval mission to support Libya's coast guard against human traffickers. The vote was criticized by Amnesty International and other NGOs. Click here to read more
Human Rights Watch says Spain violating migrants' rights: Migrants who arrive in Spain following the Western Mediterranean route are held in precarious conditions and find obstacles to requesting asylum, according to a report by Human Rights Watch (HRW) presented by Judith Sunderland, the organization's associate Europe and Central Asia director. Click here to read more
Libya: Al Arabiya, Haftar 'ordered to bomb Italian vessels': Gen. Khalifa Haftar, the strongman of the Tobruk government in Libya, has ordered his forces to bomb Italian vessels deployed in a mission to provide naval support to Libya, according to a tweet published by broadcaster Al Arabiya. Click here to read more