Over 80 Europe-bound migrants intercepted by Libya authorities

A United Nations migration agency, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), has said that over 80 migrants heading to Europe were, last week, intercepted in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Libya.

According to IOM, the migrants were returned to Libya, where they may face inhuman conditions in the country’s poorly managed detention centres. 

IOM condemned the practice of returning migrants to Libya after the interception, saying, “So far this year, some 300 people, including women and children, were returned to the country and ended up in detention. We reiterate that no one should be returned to Libya.”

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Image Caption: Refugees on a big rubber boat in the middle of the sea that require help.