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Migrants are rescued by the Libyan Coast Guard in Tripoli, Libya, Nov. 29, 2019. The Libyan Coast Guard on Friday rescued more than 200 migrants off the country's western coast, the International Organization for Migration in Libya (IOM Libya) said. Libya has become a preferred departure point for migrants hoping to cross the Mediterranean Sea into Europe due to the insecurity and chaos in the North African country following the 2011 uprising that toppled former leader Muammar Gaddafi. (Photo by Hamza Turkia/Xinhua)

300 illegal immigrants rescued off Libyan coast

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The International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Tuesday that Libyan Coast Guard rescued more than 300 illegal immigrants off the Libyan coast on...
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IOM says over 650,000 illegal immigrants currently in Libya

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The International Organization for Migration (IOM) said Wednesday that there are over 650,000 illegal immigrants currently in Libya, many of whom lack medical care...
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Libya says refuses to settle illegal immigrants

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The interior minister of Libya's UN-backed government said on Wednesday that Libya refuses to settle illegal immigrants on its territories. The remarks...
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11 illegal immigrants rescued off Tunisian southeastern coast

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A total of 11 illegal immigrants of different nationalities were rescued from a sinking boat off the island of Kerkennah in the province of...
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Tunisia arrests 107 illegal immigrants off southeast coast

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Tunisia has foiled an illegal immigration attempts to cross the Mediterranean toward the Italian coast, the interior ministry said Monday. The Tunisian...
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116 illegal immigrants deported from Libya to Niger

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The International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Wednesday that 116 illegal immigrants were voluntarily deported from Libya to Niger. A total...
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78 illegal immigrants rescued off Libya’s western coast

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The International Organization for Migration (IOM) on Sunday said that a total of 78 illegal immigrants have been rescued by the Libyan navy off...
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IOM calls for shift in approaching illegal immigrants situation in Libya

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The International Organization for Migration (IOM) on Friday called on the European Union and the African Union for an urgent shift in approaching the...
This week’s flight from Libya was the seventh since January 2017 organized by IOM for Guinean migrants from Libya with a total of 859 migrants assisted so far. Above is a photo of Guinean migrants assisted by IOM last August. File photo: UN Migration Agency (IOM) 2017

Libya: Over 160 Million Illegal Immigrants opt for Deportation Willingly

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The International Organization for Migration (IOM) announced Friday that more than 160 illegal immigrants were voluntarily deported from Libya to Nigeria on Thursday night. The...
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35 Illegal Immigrants Saved in Western Libya

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Libyan authorities on Tuesday rescued 35 illegal immigrants of different nationalities off the country's western coast. The immigrants, coming from Sudan, Benin, Ivory Coast and...
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Thailand: 5 Africans apprehended as illegal immigrants

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Five African males have been arrested in Thailand on charges of illegal entry and using fake passports, according to the Center for the Suppression...
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Tanzania arrests over 13,000 illegal immigrants in nine months

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Tanzanian authorities said on Tuesday that 13,393 undocumented immigrants were arrested in the nine months to March. Deputy Minister for Home Affairs Hamad Masauni disclosed...
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260 illegal immigrants Saved off Libyan Coastline

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Libyan Coast Guards on Sunday rescued 260 illegal immigrants of African and Asian nationalities off the country's western coast, navy spokesman said. "Coast Guards patrol...
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334 African illegal immigrants saved off western coast of Libya

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The Libyan coast guard on Saturday rescued 334 illegal immigrants of different African nationalities off the country's western coast. The illegal immigrants were rescued in...
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40 illegal immigrants nabbed in Tanzania

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Tanzania Immigration Services Department (TISD) said it has arrested 40 illegal migrants from six African countries. Paul Eranga, Mwanza Region Immigration Officer, said Wednesday that...
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Mozambican authorities detain illegal immigrants

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Mozambican authorities said on Thursday that about 1,000 illegal immigrants were detained inside the country in a campaign carried out since January. According to Cira...
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Johannesburg mayor to force S. African government to deport illegal immigrants

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The Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba on Thursday said he will take the country's department of home affairs to force them to depot undocumented migrants. Mashaba...

Nigeria repatriates 18 illegal immigrants

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Authorities of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) announced on Saturday that it had deported 18 foreigners for lack of necessary traveling documents. ...
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U.S. DHS issues detailed plan to crackdown on illegal immigrants

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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Tuesday released detailed policies on crack downs of illegal immigrants, which included bolstering border protection agencies...

Tanzania seeks funds for repatriation of 500 Ethiopian illegal immigrants

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Qasim Sufi, IOM Chief of Missions, said the organization was deeply concerned by the crisis, especially the steady flow of migrants on the Ethiopia-Kenya-Tanzania-South...

Czech police to rely on heartbeat detector to trace illegal immigrants

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The Czech foreign police will use heartbeat detector to check the lorries driving from Austria to the Czech Republic at the Mikulov and Hate...

Tanzanian authorities launch crackdown on migrants

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"We want to net all illegal immigrants staying in the country," said Kitwanga in reference to tens of hundreds of immigrants, especially Somalis and...

Nigeria to deport 52 illegal immigrants

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Those to be deported were 45 Nigeriens and seven Ghanaians who were arrested on Wednesday in the north central state of Kwara, according to...
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Greece battles to handle record number of unlawful foreigners

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In the dark shadow of the debt crisis that has brought Greece to the brink of default, the country struggles to tackle another major...

Tanzania nabs over 2,000 illegal immigrants

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Tanzanian immigration authorities said on Thursday they have arrested 2,048 illegal immigrants in the east African country for attempting to register their names in...

Zambia deports 29 illegal immigrants

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Authorities in Zambia have deported 29 prohibited immigrants after an operation conducted in Lusaka, the country's capital, against an influx of foreigners without valid...
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South African government cracks down on illegal immigrants

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Illegal immigrants arrested during a joint operation will be deported to their home countries, a government official said on Sunday. "These...
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Zambia deports 129 prohibited immigrants

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Immigration authorities in Zambia deported 129 prohibited immigrants who were among 153 arrested during an Easter service in Lusaka, the country's capital, a senior...
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South African government to take action against illegal immigrants

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The South African government will take action against illegal immigrants, President Jacob Zuma said on Friday amid growing complaints that many crimes are committed...