633 migrants rescued from sinking off Libya

In this February 3, 2017, file photo, migrants and refugees wait to be helped in the Mediterranean Sea north of Sabratha, Libya. ( AP )

The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said on Monday that 633 migrants were rescued off the coast and sent back to Libya over the past week.

“In the period of 27 November -3 December 2022, 633 migrants were intercepted and returned to Libya,” IOM said in a statement.

So far in 2022, a total of 21,457 migrants have been rescued and returned to Libya, including 1,089 women and 678 children, IOM said.

Also, a total of 517 illegal migrants died and 830 others went missing off the Libyan coast on the Central Mediterranean route so far this year, IOM added.

In 2021, a total of 32,425 undocumented migrants were rescued and returned to Libya.

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