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UNHCR: Increase in migrants disembarkation in Libya this week

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

LIBYA – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) recorded an increase in migrants disembarkation in Libya this week, UNHCR reported.

On 22 January, UNHCR provided food and water to 141 refugees and migrants who disembarked in Misrata, after being rescued by a merchant vessel, the Lady Sham. The group had been stranded at sea for three days, the report said.

On 21 January, 106 persons were rescued by a commercial ship, the Gesina Schepera, and disembarked in Alkhoms Naval Base.

On 20 January, 152 persons were disembarked in Tripoli.

On 19 January, 70 refugees and migrants disembarked at the Tripoli Naval Base.

On all occasions, UNHCR and its partner the International Medical Corps (IMC) provided core-relief items and medical assistance both at the disembarkation points and in the detention centers to which individuals were transferred by the authorities, according to UNHCR.

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