Friday, October 22, 2021

Over 800 migrants intercepted off Libya coast last week

Over 800 migrants intercepted off Libya coast last week

More than 800 migrants were intercepted and returned to Libya between the 11th and 17th of this month, said spokeswoman of the International Organization of Migration (IOM) on Friday.

“Of more than 24,000 people intercepted this year,” stated Safa Msehli via Twitter. “Roughly 6,000 are in arbitrary detention.”

According to the IOM spokeswoman, the majority of migrants are unaccounted for.