Around 156 migrants, including one pregnant woman, were intercepted by the Libyan Coast Guard before they were brought back to Libya, where they disembarked at Zawiya airport, the U.N. Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said on Wednesday.
The migrants were provided with urgent humanitarian assistance by UNHCR and its partners as soon as they arrived in Libya.
🚨A second disembarkation took place today in Azzawya where some 156 persons including one pregnant woman were rescued/intercepted by the Libyan Coast Guards. UNHCR and partner IRC continue to be present during these operations to provide urgent humanitarian assistance. pic.twitter.com/tckx8f5fqL
— UNHCR Libya (@UNHCRLibya) August 11, 2021