'Migrants experiencing horrific circumstances in Libya,' says NGO
"Ocean Viking", operated by Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and SOS Méditerranée, is stranded off the coast of Libya with around 356 migrants.…
Governments and international organizations around the world have condemned last week's bombing of a migrant detention center in Libya that killed more than fifty civilians and wounded at least 130. The horrific incident, however, has not deterred desperate migrants who still want to make the dangerous trip to Europe. VOA's Heather Murdock is in Tripoli with this report. The fighting in Libya between rival governments has made many Europe-bound refugees and migrants head for neighbouring Niger.
The country has long been a transit point for people in Sub-Saharan Africa
Dozens have begun to arrive in the northern region of Agadez, joining hundreds of migrants already stranded in Niger.
Al Jazeera's Ahmed Idris reports from Agadez, northern Niger. A Times investigation shows that the African migrants killed by a July 2 airstrike in Libya were being detained near a weapons depot — a prime target in the country's civil war. Before the attack, the E.U. ignored calls to move the migrants. UN envoy condemns the attack as a 'war crime' and says those responsible must be held to account.
African migrants and refugees have become the latest victims of Libya's civil war.
At least 44 people died in an air strike on a detention centre in the capital Tripoli.
The UN's special envoy to Libya is calling it a war crime.
And the UN-recognised government in Tripoli is blaming warlord Khalifa Haftar, whose forces have been fighting to seize the city.
The victims are among tens of thousands of Africans hoping to cross the Mediterranean Sea to start a new life in Europe.
Mustafa Fetouri, contributor to Al-Monitor news website.
Mansour El Kikhia, professor of politics at the University of Texas at San Antonio
Anas El Gomati, founder and director of Sadeq Institute, the first public policy think tank in Libya.