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Over 240 migrants rescued off Libyan coast: IOM

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

TRIPOLI – The International Organization for Migration (IOM) said Monday that more than 240 migrants were rescued off the Libyan coast in the past week.

On July 13-20, “243 migrants were intercepted at sea and returned to Libya,” the IOM said.

The IOM mentioned that a total of 6,119 migrants have been rescued off the Libyan coast and returned to Libya in 2020, while 9,225 migrants were rescued and returned to Libya last year.

Among those rescued off the coast and returned to Libya this year were 453 women and 327 miners, the IOM added.

Xinhua

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