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Libya’s migrants and refugees with tuberculosis ‘left to die’ in detention centers, OHCHR

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

Amid ongoing military operations in and around Tripoli, OHCHR spokesperson Rupert Colville expressed deep concern about the “ghastly conditions” in which migrants and refugees are being detained in Tripoli and elsewhere.

He explained that at the Zintan facility south of Tripoli, 22 people had died of tuberculosis – which is preventable – and other illnesses since last September.

“Tuberculosis need not be a killer disease, but in these circumstances, clearly it is killing people and there must be a risk that more will die”, Mr. Colville said.

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