1,088 migrants rescued off Libyan coast in past week - Tripoli News

Tripoli, Jan 4 (IANS) The International Organization for Migration (IOM) said that 1,088 migrants were rescued and returned to Libya in the past week.

by IANS | Updated Jan 04, 2023

1,088 migrants rescued off Libyan coast in past week - Tripoli News

"In the period of December 25-31, 2022, 1,088 migrants were intercepted and returned to Libya," the IOM said in a statement.

The rescued migrants included 1,241 women and 776 children, Xinhua news agency quoted the statement as saying.

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In 2022, a total of 24,684 migrants were rescued and returned to Libya, the IOM revealed, adding 525 migrants died and 848 others went missing off the Libyan coast on the Central Mediterranean route.

Because of the insecurity and chaos in the country since the fall of late dictator Muammar Gaddafi's regime in 2011, many migrants, mostly Africans, chose to cross the Mediterranean Sea to European shores from Libya.

Rescued migrants usually end up inside overcrowded reception centres across Libya, despite repeated international calls to close those facilities and release the migrants.

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