The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has announced that 755 migrants were intercepted and returned to Libya from 20 to 26 August 2023.
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International Organization for Migration (IOM) has said 50 migrants had been intercepted and returned to Libya from 13 to 19 August 2023.
A vessel bearing the Libyan flag fired at a boat carrying 110 people in the Mediterranean on Friday afternoon, according to NGO Alarm Phone.
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and the International Organization for Migration (IOM), expressed their deep concern for the safety and well-being of hundreds of migrants, refugees and asylum-seekers in Tunisia, “who remain stranded in dire conditions following their removal to remote and desolate areas near the country’s borders with Libya and Algeria.”
Several NGOs in Italy have denounced European countries for their alleged role in migrant deaths in the Mediterranean Sea, emphasizing the responsibility states bear in preventing further tragedies at sea, reported InfoMigrants website.
Malta’s armed forces have refused to provide figures on migrant rescue operations requested by Times of Malta, claiming their publication could endanger national security.
UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said it has evacuated “nearly 180 vulnerable asylum seekers from Libya to safety via the Emergency Transit Mechanism in Niger.”
UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) welcomed the decision to transfer 59 migrants out of Ain Zara detention center in Tripoli, “following UNHCR’s advocacy with the Libyan authorities.”