14,000 migrants rescued by Libya Coast Guard since beginning of 2018

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14,000 migrants rescued by Libya Coast Guard since beginning of 2018

October 06, 2018 - 12:14
Written by: SafaAlharathy

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The UNHCR said that the Libyan Coast Guard has rescued 14,000 migrants in 104 operations since the beginning of this year.

The UNHCR explained that more than 2,000 of the rescued were women and more than 1,300 were children, which constitutes an increase of 12 percent compared to the same period last year, citing the recovery of 99 bodies from the Libyan territorial waters.

It also clarified that it has registered more than 55,000 refugees and asylum seekers in Libya, indicating that the majority of the refugees are Palestinians and Iraqis, while the asylum seekers were from Syria and Sudan.