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Over 450 migrants rescued off Libya coast in a week: IOM

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

TRIPOLI – The International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Monday that more than 450 illegal migrants have been rescued off the Libyan coast in the past week.

“In the period of 19 to 25 January 2021, 452 migrants were rescued/intercepted at sea and returned to Libya,” the IOM said.

The organization also said that 12 illegal migrants died and 67 others went missing on the Central Mediterranean route so far this year.

In 2020, 323 migrants died and 417 others went missing on the Central Mediterranean route, while 11,891 illegal migrants were rescued and returned to Libya, according to the IOM.

Xinhua

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