Posts Tagged Libya

115 feared dead after worst Mediterranean shipwreck of the year

Robie de Guzman   •   July 26, 2019

The UN’s refugee agency, UNHCR, says up to 150 people are feared dead after a wooden boat carrying migrants capsized off Libya. The head of the UNHCR, Filippo Grandi, said...

DFA warns Filipino jobseekers against recruitment to Libya

Marje Pelayo   •   July 24, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has warned Filipino job seekers against individuals in the Philippines who have been recruiting workers to Libya. The DFA emphasized through...

At least 44 dead, 130 wounded in strike on migrant centre in Libya – U.N.

Robie de Guzman   •   July 5, 2019

At least 44 people were killed and more than 130 wounded in an air strike on a migrant detention centre in the Libyan capital Tripoli, the U.N. mission to the...

At least 40 killed in strike on Tripoli migrant detention centre – official

Robie de Guzman   •   July 3, 2019

An air strike late on Tuesday (July 3) hit a detention centre for mainly African migrants in a suburb of the Libyan capital of Tripoli, killing at least 40 people...

At least two dead, 25 missing as migrant boat capsizes off Libya

Robie de Guzman   •   June 3, 2019

At least two migrants died and around 25 others were missing after their inflatable boat capsized off the western Libyan coast, the coastguard said on Sunday (June 2). A total...

15 Filipino repatriates to arrive from Libya

Marje Pelayo   •   May 30, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Fifteen (15) Filipinos are expected to arrive home to the Philippines on Thursday (May 30) as part of the Philippine Embassy’s efforts to repatriate Filipino workers affected...

PH Envoy: 15 more Filipinos to return home from Libya

Robie de Guzman   •   May 29, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – More Filipino workers in war-torn Libya will soon arrive home, Philippine Chargè d’Affaires Elmer Cato said on Wednesday. In a post on Twitter, Cato said the latest...

11 more Filipinos to arrive home from Libya

Robie de Guzman   •   May 17, 2019

More Filipinos in war-torn Libya will be repatriated to the Philippines, Philippine Chargè d’Affaires Elmer Cato said on Friday. In a post on Twitter, Cato said 11 more Filipinos have...

Alert level 4 raised in Libya—DFA

Aileen Cerrudo   •   May 1, 2019

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) raised the alert level from III to IV in Libya due to the increased threats to the safety and security of the Filipinos in...

DFA calls on OFWs in Libyan hospital to take shelter at the Embassy

Marje Pelayo   •   April 30, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has appealed to 60 Filipinos working in Ali Omar Ashkar Hospital in Esbea to immediately take shelter at the Philippine Embassy...

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