(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) said that 629
illegal migrants were returned to Libya after being rescued off the
country's coast last week, Trend reports citing Xinhua .
From May 15 to May 21, 629 migrants have been disembarked back
on Libyan shores, IOM said in a statement.
So far in 2022, a total of 6,340 illegal migrants have been
rescued and returned to Libya, including 510 women and 273 minors,
IOM also said that 129 illegal migrants died and 459 others went
missing on the Central Mediterranean route in 2022.
In 2021, a total of 32,425 illegal migrants were rescued and
returned to Libya, while 662 died and 891 others went missing off
the Libyan coast on the Central Mediterranean route, IOM
Libya has been suffering insecurity and chaos since the fall of
the late leader Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, making the North African
country a preferred point of departure for illegal migrants who
want to cross the Mediterranean Sea to European shores.
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