Friday, October 22, 2021

Libyan Coast Guard intercepts 279 migrants, UNHCR

Libyan Coast Guard intercepts 279 migrants, UNHCR

279 migrants were intercepted off Libya’s coast on Monday night by the Tripoli-based Coast Guard before they were brought back to the country, the U.N. Refugee agency (UNHCR) said.

According to UNHCR, one body was recovered and 14 were reported missing during the operation which took place near the western city of Zawiya.

184 of the returnees disembarked at Zawiya Oil Refinery Port and 95 others disembarked at the Tripoli Naval Base.