The Address | Benghazi – Libya
TRIPOLI -The Interior Ministry of the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA) on Saturday said that 22 migrants were rescued and three bodies were recovered off Libya’s western coast.
The migrants were rescued by two fishing bulldozers from a wrecked boat that carried 35 migrants off the coast of the western city of Al-Khoms, the ministry said in a statement.
“The necessary measures were taken and the migrants were handed over to the anti-illegal immigration department,” the statement said.
According to the International Organization for Migration, thousands of migrants have been rescued and returned to Libya in 2020.
Many migrants, who were either rescued at sea or arrested by authorities, remain detained in overcrowded centers in Libya despite repeated international calls to close those centers.