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Officials in Libyan detention centers appeal to international organizations to evacuate migrants

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

TRIPOLI – The harsh conditions experienced by hundreds of illegal immigrants in Libya forced the officials of a detention center in Tripoli to request the intervention of international organizations to evacuate and deport them to another country, Asharq Al-Awsat reported.

A media official at Tajura Department for Combating Illegal Migration,  Mahmoud Ali Al-Tuwair, said that he holds international organizations responsible for “worsening their situation, especially since those migrants include women and infant children”. He also stated that migrants detained by the Department “includes 700 immigrants, 20 infants and 10 pregnant women, all registered with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and the International Organization for Migration”.

Thousands of illegal immigrants, who are crossing the Mediterranean Sea with the aim of reaching European countries, have crowded the centers in western Libya. But the local authorities detain them with the aim of deporting them to their countries.

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