Migrants sit on the floor at a detention centre in Libya’s Tajoura. Among those sheltering in the GDF are hundreds of survivors of the July Tajoura detention centre bombing, in which at least 53 refugees and migrants were killed. Photograph: Mahmud Turkia/AFP via Getty Images

Until the middle of this year, long-suffering refugees in war-torn Libya called the UN Refugee Agency’s gathering and departure facility (GDF) in Trip(...)

Woman disembarks from the coast guard  boat in  Lampedusa, Italy, October 7th. Photograph: Epa/Pasquale Claudio Montana

Italian coast guards recovered the bodies of 13 women who died after a crowded migrant boat capsized in bad weather as rescue craft approached it off (...)

Rescued migrants sleep on the coast of Khoms, Libya. File Photograph: AFP/Getty

About 40 people are feared dead or missing after the latest wreck of a boat carrying migrants bound for Europe off the coast of Libya, while about 60 (...)

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(...)