UN: 6,588 migrants have been intercepted at sea by Tripoli Coast Guard and disembarked in Libya

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

LIBYA – As of 5 August, 6,588 refugees and migrants have been registered as rescued/intercepted at sea by the Tripoli-based Coast Guard and disembarked in Libya, UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said on Friday.

On 1 August, a total of 149 individuals disembarked in two operations at the Tripoli Naval Base and Al-Zawiya (45 km west of Tripoli), according to the UN refugee agency.

There are currently 46,823 refugees and asylum-seekers registered with UNHCR in Libya. The population comprises 45 per cent men, 22 per cent women and 33 per cent children with the highest caseload registered in Tripoli (50 per cent), Al Jufra (14 per cent) and Misrata (8 per cent), UNHCR reported.

The majority of those registered are Syria nationals (34 per cent) followed by Sudanese (32 per cent) and Eritreans (12 per cent, it added.


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