UNHCR: Libyan Coast Guard rescued over 3,000 migrants, refugees in 2021

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UNHCR: Libyan Coast Guard rescued over 3,000 migrants, refugees in 2021

March 14, 2021 - 17:22
Written by: SafaAlharathy

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has confirmed that the Libyan Coast Guard managed to rescue or return to shores around 3,170 migrants and refugees since the beginning of this year.

The UN organization indicated in its report that the total number of people disembarked in Libya amounted to 2,613 men, 264 women, and 293 children, noting that most of them were from African countries.

According to the report, 4,039 asylum seekers and migrants are currently housing immigration centers in Libya, of which 858 of them are covered by the mandate of the Commission.