IOM: 150 migrants rescued and returned to Libya in last week

Alwasat - Cairo Mon 08 May 2023, 11:33 PM
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The International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Monday that 150 migrants were rescued and returned to Libya in the past week.

"In the period of April 30 - May 6, 150 migrants were intercepted and returned to Libya," IOM said in a statement.

Three migrant bodies were recovered off the Libyan shore over the past week, noted the statement.

So far this year, a total of 4,969 illegal migrants have been rescued and returned to Libya, the organization said, adding that 532 illegal migrants died and 315 others went missing off the Libyan coast on the central Mediterranean route.

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