216 migrants survived potential drowning in Libyan waters over the past two days

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216 migrants survived potential drowning in Libyan waters over the past two days

October 19, 2021 - 20:23
Written by: RabiaGolden

The office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Libya announced that a staggering 216 immigrants have been returned to Libya during the period of merely two days after their vessels were dangerously close to sinking.

The UNHCR office added, in a tweet that the survivors were from Syria, Sudan, Egypt, Morocco, and Ethiopia.

The survivors were returned to the ports of Al-Zawiya and Tripoli and all necessary assistance was provided to them by the staff of the UNHCR and the International Relief Committee, according to the tweet.