Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), also known as Doctors Without Borders, rescued 109 people on a boat off the Libyan coast on Thursday morning, the organization announced.
MSF conducted the operation via its rescue ship Geo Barents, according to a statement by the organization via Twitter.
“Our teams are treating several people for mild hypothermia but all are doing well,” MSF said. “They reported spending the night at sea after fleeing Libya”.
#GeoBarents has just rescued 109 ppl after a morning of searching for their boat in distress, alerted by @alarm_phone. Our teams are treating several people for mild hypothermia but all are doing well; they reported spending the night at sea after fleeing #Libya.
— MSF Sea (@MSF_Sea) January 20, 2022