302 migrants were intercepted at sea last night in three operations before being brought back to Libya, said the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) today.
The migrants, who included 50 women and 22 children, were disembarked in Tripoli and in Zawiya, according to a statement by UNHCR via Twitter.
The U.N. agency said that it “attended all disembarkations” with its partner the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and “provided medical aid and relief items to all survivors.”
According to the latest UNHCR data, there are over 41,000 migrants in Libya, most of whom are held in detention centers where they suffer abuse and violence.
🚨 302 persons were intercepted/rescued at sea last night in 3 operations and were disembarked in Tripoli and in Zawiya.
Among them were 50 women and 22 children.
UNHCR and partner IRC attended all disembarkations and provided medical aid and relief items to all survivors. pic.twitter.com/rUUZt0PiIE
— UNHCR Libya (@UNHCRLibya) November 19, 2021