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149 African Migrants Evacuated From Libya to Italy

The U.N. refugee agency says it has evacuated 149 refugees and asylum-seekers from the strife-torn Libyan capital of Tripoli and brought them to safety in Italy. UNHCR transported the evacuees to a site near Rome, it said Thursday. The evacuees — from Eritrea, Somalia, Sudan and Ethiopia — included 65 children. Thirteen were younger than a year old. The evacuees had spent months in grave conditions in detention centers in Tripoli, UNHCR said. With the security situation worsening, the...

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