UNHCR evacuates more than 110 refugees out of Libya to third countries

UNHCR evacuates more than 110 refugees out of Libya to third countries

July 02, 2022 - 17:11
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Written By: SafaAlharathy

UNHCR's office in Libya said on Friday it has evacuated 95 asylum seekers from Libya to Italy.

A statement by the UN Refugee Agency disclosed that those evacuated to Italy included children, women, and survivors of violence from Eritrea, Sudan, and Syria.

"This humanitarian flight is supported by the Italian government and is part of the agreed-upon mechanism within 2016, which combines emergency evacuations and humanitarian corridors and is set to benefit 500 people," the statement added.

The UN organization conducted another flight carrying 18 migrants out of Libya, among them children, to resettle them in Europe.

Since 2017, the UNHCR has evacuated 997 asylum seekers from Libya to Italy, while 8,372 people left Libya on evacuation or resettlement trips during the same period.