UNHCR evacuates 98 immigrants to Italy

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UNHCR evacuates 98 immigrants to Italy

September 14, 2019 - 14:01
Written by: SafaAlharathy

UNHCR confirmed on Friday the evacuation of 98 illegal immigrants from Libya to Italy.

"The migrants were from the states of Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, and Sudan; among them were 52 unaccompanied minors," the UNHCR stated.

It also expressed appreciation to the Libyan Interior Ministry for its cooperation and assistance in securing the transfer process.

During this year, the UNHCR has managed to evacuate some 1,474 refugees, including 710 to Niger, and around 393 to Italy.

Another 371 were relocated to other countries in Europe as well as Canada.