Thursday, January 27, 2022

Libyan Coast Guard intercepts 500 migrants

Libyan Coast Guard intercepts 500 migrants

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.