African refugees who have landed in Libya hope for resettlement outside the country. But some are so desperate to leave that they even pay bribes to get in to detention centers.
A Sudanese man has been shot dead after Libyan coast guards seized the migrant boat he was on and returned it to shore. The incident highlights concerns about EU cooperation with the Libyan authorities on migration.
Dozens were killed in an airstrike on a center housing migrants on the outskirts of Tripoli, with many more wounded. Center officials blamed the attack on forces loyal to Khalifa Haftar, but his militants denied it.
The United Nations has described the capsize of two boats carrying about 300 migrants as the "worst Mediterranean tragedy" in 2019. Survivors were rescued by fishing boats and returned to detention centers in Libya.
The Libyan coast guard says it has rescued 278 migrants on four different boats in recent days. The migrants, including 18 women and two children, had been trying to make their way to Europe.
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