Migrants sit outside the  detention centre in the Tajoura suburb of Tripoli, Libya, which was  hit by an air strike earlier this week.   Photograph: Reuters/Ismail Zitouny

Refugees and migrants locked up in Libya have accused fighters associated with the Tripoli-based government of deliberately detaining them close to we(...)

A child who was among 73 migrants rescued by a coast guard patrol after the inflatable boat carrying them capsized off the western Libyan coast  on Sunday. At least two died and 25 were missing. Photograph: Ayman al-Sahili/Reuters

A legal submission to the International Criminal Court has called for the EU to be prosecuted for the deaths of migrants trying to cross the central M(...)

UN secretary general Antonio Guterres  meeting Gen Khalifa Haftar: 'I reiterate that there is no military solution for the Libyan crisis, only a political one,' said Mr Guterres earlier this month. File photograph: LNA War Information Division

Dozens of migrants and refugees in a Tripoli detention centre were dressed in old military uniforms and ordered to begin packing weapons this week, as(...)

Migrants are rescued in the Mediterranean Sea: the EU has allocated more than €300 million to Libya with the aim of stopping migration. Photograph: EPA/Alexander Draheim

The Souq al Khamis detention centre in Khoms, Libya, is so close to the sea that migrants and refugees can hear waves crashing on the shore. Its detai(...)

Migrants in difficulty are approached by the Aquarius. Photograph: Patrick Barr/AP

In Tripoli, the capital city of Libya, Ibrahim is saving up money so he can try the sea again. He’s 17, a gay Somali who fled his home in Mogadishu wh(...)