Libyan Coast Guard under the influence of Libyan militias and foreign governments

Rescued illegal migrants are taken to the Tripoli navy base in the capital of Tripoli.
Rescued illegal migrants are taken to the Tripoli navy base in the capital of Tripoli. © Hamza Turkia/Xinhua News Agency/Newscom/MaxPPP
With attempts by migrants to cross the Mediterranean from Libya on the increase and the European Union trying to set up its migration controls ever further from its own borders, Libya's coast guards are facing all kinds of pressures, from Libyans and foreign governments alike. [...] (1139 words)
Issue dated 09/07/2021 Reading time 5 minutes
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