UNHCR: 2018 figure similar to that of 2017 regarding refugees and migrants disembarked in Libya

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

LIBYA – In 2018, the Libyan Coast Guard (LCG) rescued/intercepted 15,235 refugees and migrants during 121 sea operations. The 2018 figure is similar to data collected in 2017 when 15,358 refugees and migrants were disembarked in Libya, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) announced today.

The latest operation was conducted on 29 December 2018 when 286 refugees and migrants were disembarked at the Al Khums port and transferred by the authorities to a detention centre.

During the month of December, 341 refugees and migrants were disembarked in Al Khums (304 individuals), Tripoli (27 individuals) and Misrata (14 individuals), UNHCR said.

Throughout 2018, the main departure points in Libya were located west of Tripoli, near Zwara, Azzawya, Garabulli and Al Khums.

With its partner International Medical Corps (IMC),UNHCR continued to support individuals disembarked in Libya with non-food items (NFIs) and medical assistance, the UN Refugee Agency pointed out.


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