Nearly 500 migrants were intercepted at sea on wooden boat Sunday morning by the Tripoli-based Libyan Coast Guard, the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said.
The migrants were then disembarked at Zawiya Refinery Point, where they received assistance and medical help from UNHCR and the International Rescue Committee (IRC).
According to the U.N. agency, most of the migrants were from Somalia, Sudan, Bangladesh and Syria.
🚨Around 500 ppl disembarked at Azzawiya Refinery Point after being rescued/intercepted at sea on wooden boat this morning.
Group inc. persons from Somalia, Sudan, Bangladesh,Syria.
UNHCR & partner IRC provided assistance, medical help.
— UNHCR Libya (@UNHCRLibya) October 3, 2021