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Libya: IOM Rescues 543 Illegal Immigrants off Coasts Last Week

  • IOM Libya’s humanitarian response continues 2 weeks after the calamity of Storm Daniel as urgent needs persist. Sep. 26, 2023.

    IOM Libya’s humanitarian response continues 2 weeks after the calamity of Storm Daniel as urgent needs persist. Sep. 26, 2023. | Photo: X/@TheLibyaUpdate

Published 26 September 2023 (4 hours 39 minutes ago)
Opinion

In 2022, 24,684 illegal migrants were rescued and returned to Libya, while 529 died and 848 went missing on the Central Mediterranean route.

On Monday, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said that 543 illegal migrants were rescued off the coast of Libya in the past week.

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According to the IOM, the migrants, who were rescued between Sept 17 and 23, which include 65 women and 29 children, have returned to Libya.

According to official data, so far this year, a total of 11,465 illegal migrants were rescued and returned to Libya, IOM revealed, adding that 925 died and 1,168 went missing on the Central Mediterranean route off the Libyan coast.

In 2022, 24,684 illegal migrants were rescued and returned to Libya, while 529 died and 848 went missing on the Central Mediterranean route.

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

Furthermore, last Thursday, the IOM reported that more than 43,000 individuals were displaced due to the recent devastating floods in eastern Libya, it has been providing the necessary humanitarian aid including much-needed health care support since then.

Official reports show that IOM Libya’s humanitarian response continues 2 weeks after the calamity of Storm Daniel as urgent needs persist. On-ground assessments reports show that direct assistance of non-food and basic needs items were provided to 70 affected households in Ajdabia.

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