With scarcely any functioning government in the country, security forces in Misrata can't do much more than send out patrols and keep a token watch on the situation. So thousands of refugees are fleeing to Europe through Libya.
The 94 passengers were rescued by a passing container ship last week as they were en route to Italy. After being returned to Libya they have refused to get off the ship.
A German rescue plane has resumed flights in the central Mediterranean. Counting the number of dead refugees found in the sea is becoming increasingly difficult. Ylenia Gostoli joins a flight.
Illegal border crossings have continued to drop, putting this year's rate on track to be the lowest since 2013, Frontex has said. Despite this, an EU dispute over the arrivals continues to feed anti-migrant sentiment.
An aid group has blamed both Libya's coast guard and Italy's interior minister for the deaths of a woman and child in a stricken raft. Libya and Italy reject the accusations.
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