Guterres expresses his concern regarding the return of migrants to Libya

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Guterres expresses his concern regarding the return of migrants to Libya

September 20, 2020 - 00:00
Written by: RabiaGolden

The Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, expressed his apprehension regarding reports that there exists, coordinated operations to repel migrant boats, using special ships to return refugees and migrants to Libya.

Guterres said in his report, that Libya is not considered a safe landing place for migrants or refugees and that UN member states are obliged to ensure their transfer to a safe and secure place, in conditions which preserve their human rights, pointing out that the Libyan authorities have shown great commitment to the rescue of migrants, under extremely difficult conditions at sea.