Migrants: Libyan coast guards take back 119 people - IOM

10,000 since beginning of year, organization says

09 November, 14:58

    TUNIS - The International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Libya has tweeted that, ''last night, 119 migrants, including women and children, were intercepted and taken back to Libya by coast guards''. The organization added that, ''while IOM personnel were at the point of landing to provide emergency assistance, we stress that Libya must not be considered a safe port''.

    ''So far this year, over 10,000 men, women and children who tried to flee the country were repatriated, facing detention, exploitation and abuse'', tweeted IOM-UN Migration spokesperson Safa Msehli, referring to this latest episode.

    © Copyright ANSA - All rights reserved