IOM: 23 illegal migrants rescued off Libyan coast

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Tuesday that 23 illegal immigrants have been rescued off the Libyan coast.

“23 migrants, among them two women and one child were returned to Libya by the coast guard,” IOM tweeted.

IOM staff who were onsite provided emergency assistance as more than 7,000 migrants were returned to Libya so far this year.

The state of insecurity and chaos from which Libya has been suffering for years has triggered a wave of illegal immigrants from the country to cross the Mediterranean towards Europe.


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