Friday, October 22, 2021

UNHCR: Libyan Coast Guard intercepts 23 migrants

UNHCR: Libyan Coast Guard intercepts 23 migrants

The Libyan Coast Guard, based in Tripoli, interpreted 23 migrants on Monday evening, before returning them to the Tripoli Naval Base, the U.N. Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said on Tuesday.

The migrants, who are from Bangladesh, South Sudan and Ghana, had embarked from the western city of Khoms the night before, UNHCR said.

The U.N. agency and the International Rescue Committee (IRC) were present at the site to provide “urgent assistance” for the migrants.