The UNHCR is expanding its humanitarian programs in Libya. A new predeparture camp is being built for migrants on the Greek island of Chios and migrants have brought in almost 4 billion Euros in the past six years for traffickers. All this and more in today's news roundup.
Libya: UNCHR to ramp up its humanitarian response: UN refugee chief Grandi has announced that UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is ramping up its humanitarian response to the dire situation of 1.3 million people. Click here to read more.
New predeparture center to be built for Chios: Chios' municipal council has approved a motion to set up a new center to detain migrants slated for deportation. Refugees not eligible for asylum will be sent back to Turkey. Click here to read more.
Migrants reap four billion Euros in six years for traffickers: According to the Demoskopica research institute, some 650,000 migrants have landed on the coasts of southern Italy since 2011, in areas where local organized crime groups are dominant. Click here to read more.