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24 Sep 2018 description

by Reuters
Monday, 24 September 2018 13:45 GMT

Western Libya is the main departure point for Europe-bound migrants fleeing poverty and conflict, although many drown in the attempt

TRIPOLI, Sept 24 (Reuters) - Libya's coast guard rescued 235 migrants in three separate operations on Sunday night off its western coast, a naval forces spokesman said.

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16 Jul 2018 description

by Reuters
Monday, 16 July 2018 10:37 GMT

TRIPOLI, July 16 (Reuters) - Eight migrants including six children were found dead on Monday after suffocating from petrol fumes while packed into a lorry container on the west Libyan coast, authorities said.

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02 Dec 2017 description

by Reuters
Thursday, 30 November 2017 12:14 GMT

For planners worried about growth rates, the starkest case remains Niger

  • Resistance to birth control from conservative clerics

  • Planners try to co-opt moderate Imams to help with message

  • Many see population policy as Western plot against Muslims

  • GRAPHIC-Family planning in West Africa: http://tmsnrt.rs/2zWftuY

By Tim Cocks

29 Sep 2017 description

Until lawyers start to pursue high-profile negligence cases, the status quo is likely to remain unchanged

13 Apr 2017 description

23 migrants rescued from the craft off Gargaresh

TRIPOLI, April 13 (Reuters) - Close to 100 migrants were feared missing after their boat sank off the Libyan coast near Tripoli on Thursday, a coastguard official said.

Coastguard spokesman Ayoub Qassem said 23 migrants were rescued from the craft off Gargaresh, a western suburb of Tripoli. Survivors said the inflatable boat had set off with about 120 people on board.

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29 Mar 2017 description

In the past two days, rescuers have picked up more than 1,100 migrants at sea

  • Humanitarian ship picked up survivor on Tuesday - IOM
  • Some 1,100 migrant rescues made in two days
  • Italy passes law to protect unaccompanied minors

By Steve Scherer

ROME, March 29 (Reuters) - A rubber boat packed with migrants sank in the Mediterranean and the presumed sole survivor - a 16-year-old Gambian boy - told rescuers he believed all other passengers drowned, the International Migration Organization (IOM) said on Wednesday.

18 Sep 2016 description

Most were from sub-Saharan African countries and about one third were women and children

TRIPOLI, Sept 16 (Reuters) - Libyan patrols intercepted some 1,425 migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean to Europe over the past two days, a naval spokesman said on Friday.

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15 Oct 2015 description

Source: Reuters - Wed, 14 Oct 2015 19:36 GMT

Author: Reuters

ATHENS, Oct 14 (Reuters) - A migrant woman and two children drowned on Wednesday when a boat carrying about two dozen people capsized off the Greek island of Lesbos, the Greek coastguard said.

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15 Jul 2015 description

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Thu, 9 Jul 2015 20:08 GMT

What’s one way you can tell more frequent droughts and floods are hitting families hard in Kenya’s western Nyando district? Doors are closed at mealtimes.

“With less food, nobody is willing to share,” said Mary Nyasimi, who works in East Africa to ensure information on adapting crops to climate change gets to women as well as men.

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17 Feb 2014 description

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Women in Africa make up 60 to 80 percent of the continent's smallholder farmers and produce 90 percent of its food, according to the Farming First coalition of farmers, scientists, engineers and industry players.

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