UNHCR: 1,350 migrants in Libya sent to safe third countries during 2019

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UNHCR: 1,350 migrants in Libya sent to safe third countries during 2019

August 28, 2019 - 13:59
Written by: SafaAlharathy

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Libya has announced that 1,350 migrants have been sent to safe third countries.

The UNHCR explained via Twitter that the number given was for the evacuation and resettlement programs conducted during 2019, expressing hope for the migrants who benefited from this program to have an opportunity to start a new chapter of their lives.

The UNHCR has demanded that migrants rescued by the Libyan Coast Guard in the Mediterranean not to be returned in any way to Libyan-based shelters located in areas of clashes.