(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) said Monday
that 633 illegal migrants were returned to Libya after being
rescued off the coast last week, Trend reports citing Xinhua .
'In the period of June 26-July 2, a total of 633 migrants have
been disembarked back on Libyan shores,' IOM said in a
A total of 9,973 illegal migrants have been rescued and returned
to Libya so far in 2022, including 678 women and 362 minors, it
IOM also said that 166 illegal migrants died and 611 others went
missing 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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