Libya: Libyan Coastguard rescues hundreds of refugees near coast of Algarabolli

Between 250 to 270 refugees were rescued by the Libyan Coastguard and taken to the port of Tripoli, on Saturday. The refugees were saved by the Libyan Coastguard near the coast of Algarabolli, just east of Tripoli. Eritrean refugee Muftar recounted, «We lost the direction and we began to go everywhere without any compass, without anything, we were just going, we do not know to where, then we... Еще lost the way, we did not know where we are going, after that the Libyan got us.» The migrants were towed to the Port of Tripoli, where they were fed and given medical treatment by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and International Medical Corps (IMC). In 2016, the 470km (292 mile) sea crossing claimed an average of 13 lives every day, with many more unreported. Thousands end up trapped in detention centres, some run by the government, some by armed militia.

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