Europe should stop rescued migrants from being returned to Libya, says IOM
Last week the International Organization for Migration (IOM) called on Europe to stop rescued migrants from being returned to Libya, saying the conditions which migrants face in various detention facilities in Libya are inhumane.
The Chief of IOM mission to Libya, Federico Soda, in a tweet, said: “The EU needs to take action to end returns to Libya’s migrant limbo and show more solidarity with frontline states.” He also shared a video which said: “Nearly 6,000 migrants who tried to flee Libya were intercepted or rescued and returned so far this year. Most end up in detention.”
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Image Caption: Coast guard patrol rushing to the rescue