1,000 migrants returned back to Libya

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Almost 1,000 migrants have been intercepted and taken back to Libya by the Coast Guard and coastal security authorities, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) office in Libya revealed in a tweet.

IOM teams had been present at all disembarkation points to provide necessary assistance.

Safa Msehli, a UN migration spokesperson, said that the migrants were being detained in “appalling conditions”.

IOM Libya also appealed that “arbitrary detention must end”.

Imagery via IOM Libya

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