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IOM transports two critically injured migrants to Tripoli after their forced disembarkation in Misurata

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

TRIPOLI – The International Organization for Migration (IOM) announced on Tuesday that it dispatched ambulances to transport two injured migrants in need of surgical care to a hospital in Tripoli.

The organization added that the transport came after consultations with hospital management in Misurata and assured that its doctors are “there at this moment with the patients to ensure they receive the necessary medical care.”

Coast Guard forces loyal to the Interior Ministry of the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord have used rubber bullets and tear gas to forcibly disembark more than 80 refugees and migrants who had refused to leave a cargo ship docked in the port of Misurata.

The forced disembarkation was condemned by several international human rights organizations.

“The humanitarian community is saddened by the turn of events in Misrata,” United Nations humanitarian coordinator for Libya, Maria Ribeiro, said in a statement.

Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Wednesday condemned the use of force as “the worst possible conclusion to the desperate plea of the people on board the Nivin to avoid inhuman detention in Libya”.

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