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246 illegal migrants rescued off Libyan coast last week

Other News Materials 5 May 2022 02:43
246 illegal migrants rescued off Libyan coast last week

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) said Wednesday that 246 illegal migrants returned to Libya after being rescued off the coast last week, Trend reports citing Xinhua.

During the week of April 24-30, 246 migrants were intercepted at sea and returned to Libya, IOM said in a statement.

As many as 4,461 illegal migrants have been rescued and returned to Libya so far this year, including 410 women and 175 minors, IOM said.

Meanwhile, 114 illegal migrants have died and 436 others have gone missing on the Central Mediterranean route, it added.

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