UNHCR: Two bodies recovered and a further 40 remain missing off the Libyan coast

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UNHCR: Two bodies recovered and a further 40 remain missing off the Libyan coast

October 02, 2021 - 22:48
Written by: RabiaGolden

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), announced the recovery of the remains of two immigrants and the further loss of another 40 after the wooden and rubber boats they were travelling on sank off the Libyan coast.

The UNHCR confirmed on their Twitter account that 89 people were rescued, including eight women and three children, who were transferred on Saturday to the capital, Tripoli, by boat.

Two days ago, the UNHCR announced the rescue of 91 people, many of whom were from Ethiopia and Eritrea, having spent two days at sea on a rubber dinghy with little or no supplies, noting that among the survivors were 12 women and four children.